Marbury v. Madison establishes judicial review
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William Marbury had just been commission by President John Adams
James Madison refuse to deliver the commmission
If I don't get my commission letters, I'am going to sue
The court had no jurisdiction in the case and could not force Jefferson and Madison to seat Marbury.
John Marshall argued that acts of Congress in conflict with the Constitution are not law and therefore are non-binding to the courts, and that the judiciary's first responsibility is always to uphold the Constitution.
From that point on,the Judiciary Act of 1789 gave the Supreme Court jurisdiction
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