Judicial review comes from Article VI, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution, which states that state courts must uphold the Constitution as the supreme law of the land. This authority was also extended to the U.S. Supreme C... More » Government & Politics Law

Judicial power involves constitutional authority assigned to courts and judges, according to the Free Dictionary. The authority enables them to interpret and apply the law, arbitrate legal disputes and carry out justice. More »

The United States president’s judicial powers include nominating judges to the Supreme Court and granting pardons. The president can also shorten prison terms and grant amnesty. More »

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