political question

A question, the determination of which is a prerogative of the legislative or executive branch of the government, so as not to be appropriate for judicial inquiry or adjudication. 20 Am J2d Cts § 80. It would be difficult to draw a clear line of demarcation between political and non-political questions, but among the questions which have been recognized as political rather than judicial in nature, none comes more clearly within the former classification than those which involve the propriety of acts done in the conduct of the foreign nations with our government. Z. & F. Assets Reali zation Corp. v Hull, 72 App DC 234, 114 F2d 464.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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