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  • #maybein4years
  • Marbury v. Madison Presidential Election of 1803
  • Adams way boi
  • I am going to make 100's appointments because i have the right!!
  • I mean OK we can do that. 
  • Stop the Commissions Please. 
  • The presidential election of 1800 consisted of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.  They were Democratic and Republican political parties. John Adams won with slightly more amount of votes. 
  • I am entitled to being a judge!
  • Sir, there is nothing we can do. 
  • Congress passed the Judiciary Act of 1801 which allowed John Adams make hundreds of appointments. He also appointed John Marshall, his secretary of state, as chief justice of the United States after Chief Justice Ellsworth resigned.
  • There is nothing I can do? I work my whole life to be a judge and this is how I am payed?
  • John Adams and John Marshall were processing commissions all night. A few weren't processed when Jefferson took office. One of the were William Marbury. 
  • I am now, homeless, divorced, poor, and in that order!! 
  • William Marbury was very angry because he wanted to be a judge. He went to the Supreme Court and asked for the writ mandamus.  In 1789, Congress had passed a law saying people could start at the Supreme Court if all they wanted was a writ of mandamus. He rgued that the Supreme Court had the power to issue the writ.
  • John Marshall declined his request.  He said the constitution gives no right to the Supreme Court to decide Marbury's case.The Judiciary Act of 1789 is not constitutional. The Supreme Court said it could not help Marbury get his commission. 
  • This situation was the first time the judicial review was ever enforced.  Judicial review is the right of the Supreme Court to review and rule on acts of other branches of government.
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