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1 In political science, see federal governmentfederal government
or federation,
government of a union of states in which sovereignty is divided between a central authority and component state authorities. A federation differs from a confederation in that the central power acts directly upon individuals as well as
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. 2 In U.S. history, see states' rightsstates' rights,
in U.S. history, doctrine based on the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, which states, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
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(1) A form of state organization that usually exists in multinational states.

(2) In a number of countries, a political movement in support of a federal system of government.

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'On the other hand, the recent ruling with respect to SIS takes a huge step backwards to muddle the law on judicial review.
"The judicial review application has been submitted and that should have frozen any action by the council.
Speaking last month, the Sargeant family's solicitor Neil Hudgell of Hudgell Solicitors explained why they had launched a bid for a judicial review.
Changes to the procedural law of judicial review of administrative action should only be made in an incremental fashion where development of the law is necessary to ensure that the courts can effectively carry out their reviewing function.
The Parole Board said it noted the government's decision not to proceed with judicial review proceedings, and welcomed the expansion of the review.
The classification, organisation and treatment of judicial review as a branch of public law is interconnected with the way in which review is conceived, along with its limits, contours and methodology.
"The way to challenge that decision is by judicial review which means requesting the High Court looks at the decision of the Coroner and decides whether excluding the perpetrator issue was rational, reasonable and lawful - and in compliance with human rights standards.
If Sisu has its application for a judicial review approved, a date will be set for a much longer hearing - probably over several days.
To undertake this work OISC registered advisers must be authorised by the Commissioner in the category of Judicial Review Case Management; and be permitted by the Bar Standards Board to instruct a barrister to undertake the litigation and advocacy element of an immigration judicial review through their Licensed Access Scheme.
Limiting the application of the SC's power of judicial review will better serve the dispensation of justice.
Though all its components cannot be covered here, several features of Smith's account warrant special attention: (1) She takes time to clarify why we should care about judicial review; (2) she sharpens our grasp of objectivity and its role in judicial review; (3) she succinctly surveys the major theories of review, revealing their subjectivity; (4) she presents a fresh theory of her own that embraces objectivity's demands; and (5) she provides her uniquely philosophical approach to judicial review, which makes it more accessible, not less.
Mr Crompton - suspended over comments following the Hillsborough inquest verdicts - is understood to have applied for a judicial review into the actions of police and crime commissioner Dr Alan Billings.

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