Marbury v Madison


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  • You have been assigned justice of the peace. (John Adams)
  • YAY. Thank you so much for assigning me this position! (William Marbury)
  • I refuse to give the position justice of the peace to Marbury. (Thomas Jefferson)
  • I can fix that sir! (James Madison)
  • Adams took too long to nominate you. You cant be the justice of the peace! (James Madison)
  • What!? I got that job fair and square. I'm taking this to court! (William Marbury)
  • John Adams gave me the job justice of the peace and the writ of mandamus says that I get the job. ( William Marbury)
  • Yes but the writ of mandamus is unconstitutional therefore you shouldn't get the job. (James Madison)
  • The unanimous opinion of the court has decided that since the Judiciary act of 1789 is unconstitutional, and the writ of mandamus is also unconstitutional, Madison is correct in this case and wins. (Chief Justice John Marshall)
  • Also, Judicial review was used in this case because congress made the Judiciary act of 1789 which was ruled unconstitutional. (John Marshall)
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