Why has there been a growth in judicial review?

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  • Created on: 18-04-13 21:42
  • Judicial review is process that enables judges to override decisions and laws of elected government by determining whether they are legal. 
  • Make ruling on whether laws are constitutional, resolve conflicts to do with civil liberties and those within government. Can monitor public official's actions and nullify those illegal or unconstitutional. 
  • Become increasingly relevant. Between 1981 and 1996 cases judicial review rose from 500 to nearly 4,000. 1987 government lawyers published document


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