Marbury/Madison (223) – Judicial Review

January 8, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Social Science, Law, Constitutional Law
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Judicial Interpretation of the Constitution • The Constitution is not clear about the power of the Supreme Court

Judicial Interpretation of the Constitution • The strength and path of the court were found with Chief Justice John Marshall • 4th Chief Justice • 1801 – 1835

Judicial Interpretation of the Constitution • During this time, there were three major decisions: • Marbury v Madison • Gibbons v Ogden • McCulloch v Maryland

Marbury v Madison • Marbury v Madison • President John Adams, a Federalist, appoints 82 Federalist justices. • (Last day in office!!)

Marbury v Madison • “Midnight Judges" • Threat to incoming President Jefferson (a Democrat-Republican)

Judicial Review • Jefferson ordered his Secretary of State, James Madison, not to allow William Marbury to take his position. • Marbury was particularly unpopular

Judicial Review • Marbury appealed directly to the Supreme Court.

Judicial Review • John Marshall: FTW. Judiciary Act of 1801 (passed by Congress) infringed on the Court unconstitutionally! Marbury: No “standing” to S.C.

Judicial Review



Judicial Review The Court was able to rule a law unconstitutional and thus created the important precedent of judicial review. S.C. gets final say!!!

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