judicial power

  

Definition

The constitutional authority vested in courts and judges to hear and decide justiciable cases, and to interpret, and enforce or void, statutes when disputes arise over their scope or constitutionality.

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  • The judge exercised his judicial power by overruling a law that Congress had passed that he deemed to be grossly unconstitutional.

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  • I thought the judicial power was too strong and it had too much of a hold over the people in the world.

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  • You need to make sure to never do anything to mess with the judicial power or you may be in lots of trouble.

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