Marbury v Madison Comic
Updated: 11/23/2020
Marbury v Madison Comic

Storyboard Text

  • I am appointing a bunch of you to be justices in DC, even though I am in my last weeks of office.
  • I refuse to send the prepared commissions!
  • Can you issue a writ of mandamus in order to require my commission is delivered?
  • 1) Marbury had a right to receive his commission
  • The Supreme Court's Decision (2 Key Points)
  • 2) The Court did not have the power to issue the writ
  • Judicial ReviewInterpret the Constitution and decide what it meansStop the executive and legislative branches from doing things that go against the Constitution
  • The decision in Marbury v. Madison helped cement the judicial branch as equal with the other two branches of government by giving it equal power