Definition of judicial review in English:

judicial review

Pronunciation /dʒuˈdɪʃəl rəˈvju/

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  • 1Review by the US Supreme Court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act.

    ‘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.’
    1. 1.1(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.
      ‘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.’
      • ‘The legal battle involved a public inquiry and two judicial reviews.’
      • ‘This strategy uses the procedure called judicial review, and is a public law matter.’
      • ‘Quite often in these sorts of matters in the past we have had judicial reviews of decisions.’
      • ‘It should properly have been raised by an application for judicial review in the High Court.’
      • ‘Barristers have drawn up a legal opinion setting out a test case for a high court judicial review of the government's position.’
      • ‘There are three applications for judicial review before the court.’
      • ‘There are before the court two applications for judicial review which both raise the same issue.’
      • ‘It is a review function, very similar to that of the court on judicial review.’
      • ‘Drafting points such as these are important but do not justify judicial review of the order.’
      • ‘The applicant now challenges by way of judicial review the grant of planning permission to the Trustees.’
      • ‘Local authorities must get tough and seek judicial reviews where they think that health authorities have given their taxpayers a raw deal.’
      • ‘The court ruling followed a judicial review which was granted to the lobby group in October.’
      • ‘A public inquiry and judicial review is awaited and a housing market crash looms ever closer.’
      • ‘Accordingly, I do not consider this to be a case for granting permission for judicial review.’
      • ‘In judicial review, the unsuccessful party may be ordered to pay the costs of the other side.’
      • ‘The council said it would not pursue legal costs against parents who sought a judicial review on the closure.’
      • ‘Parents fighting to save a primary school from closure have lodged an application for a judicial review.’