Marbury vs. Madison

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  • William Marbury was furious with John Adams, because he didn't get the comission that he was told he would get as justice of peace for district of Columbia.
  • I am sueing you, James Madison, because you shelved my comission.
  • Well it's not my problem that Adams never sent it out. Plus there are already to many federalist Judges.
  • Cheif justice marshall knew that with the execuative branch mainly controlled by Jeffersonisans, it would hardly spring forward to enforce a writ to deliever the comission to fellow federalist Marbury.
  • I'm sorry, but i will have to dismiss your suit.
  • But...but...I thought we were together. You know like we are both federalists, so you are the only one to help me in.
  • Marshall was the one who came away with a victory though. When explaining his ruling, he stated that part of the judicary act of 1789, which Murbary tried to base his appeal was unconstitutional.
  • The Court would not declare another act that Congress did unconstitutional until 1857. It has used that power sparingly.
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