Marbury v. Madison


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  • Here stands John Adams, standing before the White House, talking of his future plans.
  • I, John Adams, and being President, I give myself the authority to appoint 42 Justices of the peace, before Thomas Jefferson become the President.
  • William Marbury petitions the Supreme Court.
  • I petition that James Madison, the new Secretary of State delivers my commission!
  • James Madison speaks back against William Marbury.
  • I absolutely refuse to deliver Marbury's documents!
  • John Marshall, the Chief Justice argues against Madison.
  • Madison, your refusal to deliver Marbury's documents is completely illegal and remediable!
  • The Supreme Court battles back.
  • We are stopping this nonsense and giving Madison a writ of mandamas.
  • The Supreme Court continues...
  • We are putting Judicial Review into action and we declare that the Judicial Act of 1789 is unconstitutional!
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