Marbury v Madison Comic
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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