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  Judicial review - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Judicial review is the power of a court to review a law or an official act of a government employee or agent for constitutionality or for the violation of basic principles of justice.
Judicial review of federal and state legislation for constitutionality is established by Section 76 of the Constitution of Australia, making the High Court of Australia the second court in the world to exercise this power, after the US Supreme Court.
Judicial review is indeed intended as a safeguard against tyranny of the majority and has been successfully employed to challenge, for example, the national census efforts of the German government in the 1980s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Judicial_review   (3322 words)

 LII: Law about...Judicial Ethics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Judicial ethics is part of the larger legal category of legal ethics (See LII's American Legal Ethics Library).
Judicial ethics consists of the standards and norms that bear on judges and covers such matters as how to maintain independence, impartiality, and avoid impropriety.
Judicial committees typically have the power to sanction a judge and to require a judge to retire or resign.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/judicial_ethics.html   (192 words)

 ATRA :: Judicial Hellholes 2004
Judicial Hellholes 2003 and 2002 report (1.2MB PDF) are also available.
Judicial Hellholes are places that have a disproportionately harmful impact on civil litigation.
A number of factors contribute to a Judicial Hellhole designation, including the prevalence of forum shopping, novel legal theories, and discovery abuse, as well as the certification of class action lawsuits, the proliferation of junk science, contributions to judges and the uneven application of evidentiary rules.
www.atra.org /reports/hellholes   (381 words)

 Judicial Watch
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today expressed grave disappointment at the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ unanimous vote yesterday to fund operations and management of three illegal “day laborer” sites in the Herndon, Culmore and Annandale districts of Fairfax County.
Judicial Watch, which represents a group of concerned residents and taxpayers of Fairfax, provided the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors with written legal notice and warning on September 8, 2005 — advising against unlawfully expending public funds in furtherance of illegal activity.
Judicial Watch Director of Litigation Paul Orfanedes, as well as Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell both made statements before the Fairfax Board of Supervisors during a public hearing held before the budget vote yesterday.
www.judicialwatch.org   (467 words)

 Judicial Yuan - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
The Judicial Yuan (司法院) is one of five branches of the Republic of China government in Taipei and serves as the highest judicial organ in Taiwan.
The President and Vice President of the Judicial Yuan are chosen from among the Grand Justices by the President of the Republic of China.
The Judicial Yuan also supervises the lowers courts, which consist of the Supreme Court, the high courts, district courts, the Administrative Court, and the Commission on the Disciplinary Sanctions of Public Functionaries.
www.music.us /education/J/Judicial-Yuan.htm   (398 words)

 Administrative Office of the Courts
§16-3-803, the Administrative Director is responsible for all AOC operations, including strategic planning, policy implementation, judicial education, statewide court automation, staffing numerous Supreme Court boards and commissions, and serving as a liaison to the executive and legislative branches of government.
The judges of the 13th Judicial District have filed an order soliciting comments on proposed amendments to Local Rules of Practice pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 18.
The Judicial Evaluation Commission, created by T.C.A. Section 17-4-201, will evaluate all appellate judges (Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Court of Criminal Appeals) who are standing for retention election in August, 2006.
www.tsc.state.tn.us   (1434 words)

 House of Lords - Information on Judicial Business
The House of Lords is the final court of appeal on points of law for the whole of the United Kingdom in civil cases and for England, Wales and Northern Ireland in criminal cases.
Information on the Judicial Work of the House of Lords—the jurisdiction of the House, the Law Lords, procedure, and the history of the judicial role of the House.
Judicial taxation enquiries should be addressed to the Judicial Taxing Clerk at the above address (telephone 020-7219 3105).
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk /pa/ld/ldjudinf.htm   (335 words)

 Understanding the Federal Courts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Constitution ensures the judicial branch's equality with and independence from the legislative and executive branches.
Judicial powers and judicial work involve the application and interpretation of the law in the decision of real differences; that is, in the language of the Constitution, the decision of cases and controversies.
These three provisions--for judicial work only, for holding office during good behavior, and for undiminished compensation--are designed to assure federal judges of independence from outside influence so that their decisions can be completely impartial and based only on the laws and facts of the cases.
www.uscourts.gov /understanding_courts/8992.htm   (390 words)

 USDOJ: OLP: Judicial Nominations
A blue slip is the traditional method of allowing the home state senators of a judicial nominee to express their approval or disapproval.
Blue slips are generally given substantial weight by the Judiciary Committee in its consideration of a judicial nominee.
The formula by which a judicial vacancy is determined to be a "judicial emergency" has been changed by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts effective December 2001, to identify courts where vacancies have resulted in only one active judge.
www.usdoj.gov /olp/judicialnominations.htm   (258 words)

 Judicial economy - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Judicial economy is the notion that a judge should hear and decide all related parts of a case at one time, not piecemeal.
Measuring Judicial Independence : The Political Economy of Judging in Japan (Studies in Law and Economics)
Tort reform impact ripples out through the economy: civil justice changes alter Mississippi's judicial landscape from banking to the courts, manufacturing...
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /judicial_economy.htm   (177 words)

 Colorado State Judicial Branch
The Colorado Judicial Branch joins the Legislative and Executive branches to form the government for the State of Colorado.
The Judicial Branch is charged with two responsibilities: resolving disputes and supervising offenders on probation.
The Branch includes the Colorado Supreme Court, Colorado Court of Appeals, and district and county courts, served by 262 justices and judges in 22 judicial districts across the state (excluding 17 Denver county court judges).
www.courts.state.co.us   (179 words)

 Alaska Judicial Council
The Judicial Council is required to screen judicial applicants based on their ability to be fair and competent judges, rather than their political contributions, party connections or how well they look on TV.
The Judicial Council collects, and makes available to voters, more information on how judges are doing than anywhere else in the world.
The presiding judge for a judicial district assigns them to sit on individual cases, or to fill in for a judge on leave.
www.ajc.state.ak.us   (365 words)

 OSCN: The Oklahoma Supreme Court Network
The Administrative Director serves as the liaison of the Supreme Court to the Oklahoma Legislature and assists the Court on the Judiciary and the Judicial Nominating Commission.
Qualifications: Applicants should hold a law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) from an institution accredited by the American Bar Association and should be admitted to the State Bar of Oklahoma or the Bar of the highest court in one of the states of the United States or the District of Columbia.
This vacancy is due to the appointment of the Honorable Doug Gabbard to the Court of Civil Appeals on September 12, 2005.
www.oscn.net   (1385 words)

 State Court Sites: State and Local Government on the Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The judicial branch of state government interprets and applies existing law to cases brought before its courts.
The main state judicial site may feature court calendars and procedures, news, biographies of judges, directories, forms, court records, such as opinions and case reports, and information on how to file claims or start a proceeding for a divorce or to settle a financial dispute.
Often county and municipal courts that are not operated by the state are accessible via a state's judicial website.
www.statelocalgov.net /50states-courts.htm   (203 words)

 California Courts
The Judicial Council seeks comments on proposed new mandatory forms that would implement changes to the Family Code made by Senate Bill 1082, urgency legislation that permits military service members activated to duty to file and serve a notice of activation and request modification of support orders.
The Judicial Council approved in August the publication of criminal jury instructions.
Vacant positions are for an appellate court judicial administrator; trial court administrator from a large, metropolitan county; and an architect.
www.courtinfo.ca.gov   (450 words)

 Judicial Clerkships
This site further provides a forum for students and judicial clerks to exchange information about applying for a judicial clerkship and to share their judicial clerkship experiences.
You will also find helpful the special in-depth chapter on the judicial clerkship interview in my book, which includes strategies to prepare for the interview, information on its content, lists of sample questions judges may ask and questions to ask the judge and chambers staff, and the etiquette of exploding offers and acceptances.
This is a reminder to all of you planning to apply for a judicial clerkship for 2004-2005 to start your research and preparation for your clerkship applications.
www.judicialclerkships.com   (4320 words)

 Judicial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Since its inception in 1985, the Alliance's Judicial Selection Project has taken a leading role in efforts to ensure a fair and independent federal judiciary.
The Project monitors judicial nominations at all levels of the federal bench.
For more information on the federal judiciary generally and on the judicial selection process click here for FAQs or history of the judicial selection project.
www.allianceforjustice.org /judicial   (240 words)

 Learn more about Judicial power in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Learn more about Judicial power in the online encyclopedia.
Enter a phrase or search word in the box below.
Hint: Play with putting spaces before and after your words to see the different results you get.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /j/ju/judicial_power.html   (134 words)

 Kentucky Court of Justice Homepage
The American Judicial System and our legal processes are often misunderstood by citizens.
This web site is designed to answer some of your questions about Kentucky's Court of Justice, one of our three branches of government, and to familiarize you with its operation.
The judicial branch of state government guards our constitutional rights as citizens of Kentucky and the United States of America.
www.kycourts.net   (151 words)

 Judicial Branch - Government and Politics: InfoUSA
Discussion of the use of military commissions, instead of criminal statutes, to prosecute alleged perpetrators of terrorist acts.
An introduction to the federal judicial system, its organization, and its relationship to the legislative and executive branches of the government.
The research and education agency of the federal judicial system.
usinfo.state.gov /usa/infousa/politics/judbranc.htm   (363 words)

 NOCALL - Court Web Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
(California) courts, judicial information and rules, and popular cases.
Judicial Council Web Site and their news releases page
Supreme Court and Court of Appeals (Judicial Branch)
www.nocall.org /courtbbs.htm   (363 words)

 FindLaw: Federal Resources: Judicial Branch
Federal Judicial Center The research and education agency of the federal judicial system.
Judicial Fellows Program Provides individuals with an opportunity to study first-hand both the administrative machinery of the federal judiciary and the dynamics of inter-branch relations.
Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Features general information and rules.
findlaw.com /10fedgov/judicial   (611 words)

 The Massachusetts Court System
This site includes the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the courts, judicial profiles, press releases, recent court opinions, and a variety of other useful information.
The Judicial Branch is dedicated to the improvement of the administration of justice.
Supreme Judicial Court Public Information Press Release - Supreme Judicial Court Temporarily Modifies Rules in Practice of Law for Attorneys Displaced by Hurricane Katrina
www.mass.gov /courts   (148 words)

GwinnettCourts.com is designed to be the central source of court information for the Gwinnett County judicial system.
The web site is the result of a cooperative effort of all the judicial agencies serving Gwinnett County.
The citizens we serve are important to us and we welcome any comments or suggestions for improvement in GwinnettCourts.com.
www.gwinnettcourts.com   (127 words)

 Judicial Branch Resources on GPO Access
Other Federal courts may be found at the U.S. Administration of U.S. Courts' Web site.
Learn more about the judicial branch from Understanding the Federal Courts.
NOTE: There are specialized subject-matter courts, and numerous Federal administrative agencies within the executive branch that adjudicate disputes involving specific Federal laws and benefits programs.
www.gpoaccess.gov /judicial.html   (269 words)

 Alabama Judicial System Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Judicial Building, located in downtown Montgomery, is home to the state's Supreme Court, Court of Civil Appeals, Court of Criminal Appeals, State Law Library, and Administrative Office of Courts (which oversees the trial courts).
If you wish to schedule a tour or are interested in becoming a volunteer tour docent, please call at 334-242-4958 or 1-800-236-4069.
The Judicial Building is located in downtown Montgomery at 300 Dexter Avenue, just a couple blocks west of the State Capitol and one block west of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.
www.judicial.state.al.us   (201 words)

 United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
The law school is located at 1201 East Speedway, Tucson.
PHOENIX – Chief Judge Mary M. Schroeder today praised the recent decision of the Judicial
Conference of the United States to take no position on whether the Ninth Circuit should be divided into smaller units.
www.ca9.uscourts.gov   (238 words)

The Commission released its determination dated September 7, 2005, that Charles A. Pennington, a Justice of the Alexandria Bay Village Court, Jefferson County, should be removed from office.
The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct is the state agency responsible for investigating complaints of misconduct against judges of the state unified court system and, where appropriate, determining to admonish, censure or remove from office those judges found to have engaged in unethical behavior.
All determinations are subject to review in the Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court.
www.scjc.state.ny.us   (415 words)

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