Uniqueness in “Judicial Review versus Parliamentary Sovereignty”


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Uniqueness in "Judicial Review versus Parliamentary Sovereignty"
Unique amongst the three branches of government in a democratic parliamentary sovereignty system are the role of the judiciary and the nature of judicial power. Unlike the executive and the senate or parliament, the judiciary is not held accountable to the people through election (Warren, 2008, p. 2). As such, the independent and non-political role of the judiciary within the democratic system sometimes creates tension with the political branches of government which fulfill a very different function (Warren, 2008, p. 2). In a system of parliamentary sovereignty, “...Parliament may make or unmake any law whatsoever; and secondly, that the law does not recognize any other...
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.....’ role is merely to ensure that Parliament is respected effectively seems to be more congruent with authoritarianism rather than democracy.
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