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JUDICIAL POWER Definition & Legal Meaning

Law dictionary entry - legal definition of embargo

Definition & Citations:

Authority, both constitutional and legal, given to the courts and its judges (1) to preside over and render judgment on court-worthy cases; (2) to enforce or void statutes and laws when scope or constitutionality are questioned (3) to interpret statutes and laws when disputes arise.

TLD Example: The court was criticized for exceeding its judicial power by applying the law in a way clearly never intended by the legislature.

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