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judicial review

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Definition of judicial review in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1(In the UK) a procedure by which a court can review an administrative action by a public body and (in England) secure a declaration, order, or award: the exercise of these powers may be challenged by judicial review [count noun]: they were granted a judicial review of the Ministry’s order
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  • Two years ago, British ministers unveiled plans to allow TV cameras to film appeal court hearings and judicial reviews.
  • Ministers are drawing up plans to allow TV cameras to film appeal court hearings, judicial reviews and Lords hearings.
  • Lord Falconer said failed asylum seekers would no longer be able to appeal to the High Court or through judicial reviews.
1.1(In the US) review by the Supreme Court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act.
Example sentences
  • The power of judicial review has allowed the Supreme Court to protect civil liberties within America.
  • The power of judicial review derives not from the Constitution, which contains no explicit reference to this authority, but from a series of cases dating back to the late 1700s.

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