Judicial power

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The authority to settle justiciable controversies or disputes involving rights that are enforceable and demandable before the courts of justice or the redress of wrongs for violations of such rights.[1] The judicial power shall be vested in one Supreme Court and in such lower courts as may be established by law. Judicial power includes the duty of the courts of justice to settle actual controversies involving rights which are legally demandable and enforceable, and to determine whether or not there has been a grave abuse of discretion amounting to lack or excess of jurisdiction on the part of any branch or instrumentality of the Government.[2] See Power of judicial review.


  1. Lopez vs. Roxas, G.R. No. L-25716, 28 July 1966
  2. 1987 Constitution, Art. VIII, Sec. 1
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