Judicial Branch

Judicial Branch

About Judicial Branch

The judiciary (also known as the judicial system) is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in the name of the state.In many jurisdictions the judicial branch has the power to change laws through the process of, judicial review. Courts with judicial review power may annul the laws and rules of the state when it finds them incompatible with a higher norm, such as primary legislation, the provisions of the constitution or international law. Judges constitute a critical force for interpretation and implementation of a constitution, thus de facto in common law countries creating the body of constitutional law.

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