judicial review

  

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1.A higher court's review of a lower court's (or an administrative body's) factual or legal findings. Upon the review, the court may issue a prerogative or prohibitive order or may award damages.
2.The power of the Supreme court to decide whether a law enacted by a legislature is constitutional or not. All unconstitutional laws are de facto null and void, until the constitution itself is amended to accommodate them.

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  • The question of the legality of same-sex marriage has yet to be finalized because the lower court's ruling is subject to judicial review wherein it is likely that the Supreme Court will have the final say.

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  • The law in question was up for judicial review, whereas I would have another shot to receive my money from the damages done to me.

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  • Throughout history, a number of controversial court decisions have been submitted to the Supreme Court for judicial review and were overturned.

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