judicial legislation

judicial legislation

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • judicial legislation — new laws made by the courts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • judicial legislation — See judge made law …   Black's law dictionary

  • judicial legislation — An uncomplimentary term applied to certain decisions. Encroachment by the court upon the function of the legislature; making law rather than declaring, construing, or enforcing the law. 16 Am J2d Const L § 225 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • judicial legislation — noun : laws held to be created by the pronouncements of a judge who departs from a strict interpretation of a law according to the manifest intention of the legislature …   Useful english dictionary

  • Judicial review — is the power of the courts to annul the acts of the executive and/or the legislative power where it finds them incompatible with a higher norm. Judicial review is an example of the functioning of separation of powers in a modern governmental… …   Wikipedia

  • Judicial review in English Law — Judicial review is a procedure in English administrative law by which the courts supervise the exercise of public power on the application of an individual. A person who feels that an exercise of such power by a government authority, such as a… …   Wikipedia

  • Judicial activism — is a pejorative term for the misuse of judicial power and is a neologism for the older classical term board judicial review . The most common connotation is subjective, in which the speaker condemns judicial decisions that, in the view of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Judicial Watch — is an organization which describes itself as a conservative, non partisan American educational foundation that promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law. [ [http://www.judicialwatch.org/about.shtml… …   Wikipedia

  • Legislation — (or statutory law ) is law which has been promulgated (or enacted ) by a legislature or other governing body. The term may refer to a single law, or the collective body of enacted law, while statute is also used to refer to a single law. Before… …   Wikipedia

  • judicial — ju‧di‧cial [dʒuːˈdɪʆl] adjective [only before a noun] LAW connected with a court of law or the legal system: • All citizens must have confidence in the judicial system. • This legislation represented an effort by Congress to interfere with the… …   Financial and business terms

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