Madison vs. Maybury


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For social studies.

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  • It is 1801. Jefferson has been elected for president, and Adams is making last minute changes to the Supreme Court.
  • Send these 16 gentlemen their appointment papers to fill the open judgeships made by the Judiciary Act of 1801. Go at once before my term ends.
  • I am filling a lawsuit against you for not delivering my papers of appointment. By the Judiciary Act I atm supposed to be a judge and I am allowed to take this to the supreme court.
  • Hooray! We're judges
  • WHat about me! I, William Marbury, demand to have my judgeship
  • Now that I , Jefferson, have taken office. Secratary Madison, don't give the remaining judges their papers of appointment.
  • Actually, thats unconstitunal. You lose. This will set a precednet for the judicial branch's power over the federal government, helping to establish judicial review.
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