political question doctrine

Definition of "political question doctrine"
  1. A principle that obliges the court to avoid ruling on an issue that is better settled by other governmental departments due to its intrinsically political character
How to use "political question doctrine" in a sentence
  1. In the debate over borders, the political question doctrine was invoked to deflect the judiciary from making a decision.
  2. The political question doctrine played a role in affirming that matters of national security are predominantly executive matters.
  3. Utilizing the political question doctrine, the court declined to provide an opinion on the legislation proposed, citing it was a matter to be resolved by the legislature.

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