Marbury v. Madison

Updated: 5/16/2021
Marbury v. Madison

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  •  Thomas Jefferson
  • James Madison
  • John Adams
  • John Marshall
  • William Marbury
  • Thanks you, Mrs. Adams!
  • You are now Justice of Peace, Marbury
  • I'm now in office. So, you cant be Justice of Peace.
  • WAIT WHAT!?
  • This is SO not fair. Hmm, maybe if I take this to the Supreme Court John Marshall will give me a Writ of Mandamus...
  • I'm sorry, but the job belongs to whoever Jefferson wants. The opinion of court ruled that the Judiciary Act of 1789 is unconstitutional.
  • Aw...
  • The impact of this historic case is that it established Judicial Review. Judicial Review is the Supreme Court's power to declare a law unconstitutional.  Therefore, William Marbury never became Justice of Peace because Judiciary Act of 1789 was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.