Cartoon draft
Updated: 2/8/2021
Cartoon draft

Storyboard Text

  • Jefferson took office on March 4, 1 judges.
  • Marbury had been appointed Justice of the Peace in the District of Columbia, but his commission was not delivered.
  • Marbury, joined by three other similarly situated appointees, petitioned for a writ of mandamus compelling the delivery of the commissions.
  • Madison’s refusal to deliver the commission was illegal, but did not order Madison to hand over Marbury’s commission via writ of mandamus.
  • Madison was a landmark legal case wherein the U.S. Supreme Court first declared an act of Congress as unconstitutional.
  • Marbury, joined by three other similarly situated appointees, petitioned for a writ of mandamus compelling delivery of the commissions.