Judicial Review

Judicial review is the doctrine under which legislative and executive actions are subject to review (and possible invalidation) by the judiciary. A specific court with judicial review power must annul the acts of the state when it finds them incompatible with a higher authority (such as the terms of a written constitution). Judicial review is an example of the separation of powers in a modern governmental system (where the judiciary is one of three branches of government). This principle is interpreted differently in different jurisdictions, which also have differing views on the different hierarchy of governmental norms. As a result, the procedure and scope of judicial review differs from country to country and state to state.

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Council Of Civil Service Unions V Minister For The Civil Service - Judgment
... non-interventionist-stance", holding that judicial review could not be used to challenge the use of the Royal Prerogative, because it is an executive rather than a judicial right to ... that the use of the Royal Prerogative was by default subject to judicial review, in a similar fashion to statutory actions ... and Brightman held that only powers delegated from the monarch could be subject to judicial review ...
Moyer V. Peabody - Aftermath - Legal Analysis
... the issue is political rather than judicial ... Moyer allowed states to implement martial law without judicial review ... a state of insurrection must be subject to judicial review ...
Challenges To Decisions Of England And Wales Magistrates' Courts - Judicial Review
... An application for judicial review may be made on the grounds that the magistrates' court has exceeded its powers by making an error of law, acting outside of its jurisdiction or breached natural justice ... Applications may be made against convictions or sentence, but judicial review of sentence will rarely be appropriate ... An application for judicial review may be made promptly and not later than after three months after the decision of the magistrates' court of which the applicant complains ...
Council Of Civil Service Unions V Minister For The Civil Service
... case which held that the Royal Prerogative was subject to judicial review ... of Civil Service Unions chose to bring this matter to court through judicial review, first to the High Court of Justice, which ruled the Order in Council was invalid ... that exercises of the Royal Prerogative were generally subject to judicial review, with certain exceptions such as matters of national security ...

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