Ouster Clauses and Inalienable Principles: A Juxtaposition of Legal Doctrines by Oluwole Kolawole, Esq.

It makes the legislative arm the final and infallible apparatus on matters in which the Jurisdiction of the Court has been ousted. It seeks to delineate the increasing powers of Court in the exercise of judicial review.4 In considering the operation of Ouster Clauses, one must look into the existing relationship between the tripartite organs of government against the backdrop of liens exercised over each other: The Court being an arbiter of justice, the body constitutionally saddled with the responsibility of interpretation and curtailing of excesses in procedural legal enforcement occasioning arbitrariness.

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