The paper will offer a new interpretation of judicial review in the England and Wales Administrative Court. This is developed both from examining the functions and values that ought to be served by judicial review, and from analysis of empirical 'social' facts about judicial review primarily as experienced in the Administrative Court. The presentation will focus in part on developing arguments first presented in the book Reconstructing Judicial Review and also on the early results of new empirical analysis using supervised machine learning methodologies to analyse a 'corpus' of judicial review judgments.