Definition of judicial review in English:

judicial review

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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.
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    • 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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