Marbury v. Madison and the Significance of the Judicial Review
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The Supreme Court gets to decide what is constitutional when there is a clash between a law of Congress and the Constitution because of the principle of judicial review.
We are the Founding Fathers.
I am appointing the "Midnight Judges" so Federalists can control the courts.
Midnight Judges: A small group of judges.
I am not a Federalist, but I will take over as president.
William Marbury is a Would-be Midnight Judge. At this point, political tensions are high.
I have never received my papers for when I appointed to be a Justice of the Peace!
I refuse to deliver the commission to you!
The Federalist paper, number seventy-eight, highlights the role of the courts established in this case.Writ of Mandamus: An order to do something.
That does it! I want the Supreme Court to force James Madison to deliver my commission!
I will ask them for a Writ of Mandamus!
I am entitled to my commission!
The Supreme Court needed to make a decision.
It is unconstitutional for the Supreme Courts to issue writs.
Judicial review strongly supports the constitutional principle of checks and balances and brings about a greater balance among all three branches.
Judicial Review: The ability of the courts to review congressional laws, actions taken by the president, and laws and actions of the states for constitutionality.
I am Chief Justice John Marshall and I established the principle of judicial review!
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