judicial review - 72991

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Judicial Review is the doctrine under which

legislative and/or executive actions are subject

to review (and possible invalidation) by the

judiciary. A specific court with judicial review

power may 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 check and

balances in a modern governmental system