Marbury V madison


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  • 1803
  • The day after John Adam's last day in office
  • Jefferson (New president)
  • John Adams wanted to turn in this commission for Marbury to have this federal judge seat? NO, he missed the deadline! I am the president now. Madison do not deliver them!
  • Madison
  • The Background
  • Former President Adams
  • He did not deliver the comission
  • Marbury
  • That's it! I am suing Madison for not doing his JOB!
  • Does Marbury have the right to the job?
  • The Supreme Court!
  • Can we determine the constiution?
  • The Constitutional Connection
  • We'll look at Article III of the Constitution, it talks about the Judicial Branch!
  • The court ruled that Marbury should have been given the job.
  • The Decision....
  • ...but they cannot force Madison to deliver them because the par tof the Judiciary Act that said we could is unconstiutional
  • Thanks to Marbury v. Madison
  • Significance
  • The Supreme Court established their power of Judicial Review: the power to determine a law or government action unconstitutional!
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