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political question

noun, Law.
1.
a question regarded by the courts as being a matter to be determined by another department of government rather than of law and therefore one with which they will not deal, as the recognition of a foreign state.
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  • The answer to where are the air cars is more of a political question rather than a technical one.
  • Because its entirely governmental, nearly by definition makes it a judicial and political question.
  • The response to purported ill effects of global warming is a political question.
  • It is a provocative comparison, for it raises the biggest political question about the venture.
  • Whether it does so is a political question, not a technological one.
  • But the stability of the euro zone is primarily a political question.
  • Then, the underlying political question remains largely unaddressed.
  • The interesting political question to me is tax cuts.
  • But there's an interesting political question about the hearings.
  • Yet that is a political question, not an economic one.

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