judicial restraint

Definition of "judicial restraint"
  1. The practice of restraint in the judicial system where judges avoid deviating from previous court decisions and establishing extensive doctrines
How to use "judicial restraint" in a sentence
  1. The judge exercised judicial restraint, choosing to abide by prior case law rather than setting new precedents.
  2. The principle of judicial restraint prevents courts from making sweeping legal changes.
  3. In deciding the case, the court chose a path of judicial restraint by strictly interpreting the law, rather than expanding on it.

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