Questions tagged [judicial-review]

The determination of the validity (usually in the face of a claim of unconstitutionality) of a statute enacted by the legislature, or regulation adopted by the executive branch, by a court.

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When a criminal statute is struck down as unconstitutional, what happens to people who were convicted under it?

We just had a question about what happens to convicts if a law is repealed. However, that question's example of homosexual behavior wasn't decriminalized in the US by legislative action, but rather by ...