Judicial Power

… a core term in Governance and Institutions and Atlas100

Definition

Malcolmson and Myers (reference below) define judicial power as the power to settle questions about specific violations of law and to choose a suitable punishment from among those permitted in the relevant legislation for those found guilty.

See also Legislative Power, Executive Power, and Reserve Power.

Atlas topic, subject, and course

Constitutional Framework (core topic) in Governance and Institutions and Atlas100 Governance and Institutions.

Source

Patrick Malcolmson and Richard Myers (2012), “The Constitution,” in The Canadian Regime: An Introduction to Parliamentary Government in Canada, 5th ed., page 14, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

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