Social Studies - 2019-20
CE.9b - Judicial Review
The student will apply social science skills to understand the judicial systems established by the Constitution of Virginia and the Constitution of the United States by
b) describing the exercise of judicial review;
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
The power of judicial review is an important check on the legislative and executive branches of government.
The supreme courts of the United States and Virginia determine the constitutionality of laws and acts of the legislative and executive branches of government. This power is called “judicial review.”
Marbury v. Madison established the principle of judicial review at the national level.
The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.
State laws must conform to the Virginia and United States constitutions.