The Midnight Judges

The Midnight Judges
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The story of Judicial Review

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  • WHY!!! (John Aams)
  • Thomas Jefferson wins the election of 1800
  • wow I just won, yay!
  • just before Adams left office he appointed last second judges. Known as the Midnight Judges.
  • take a judgeship if you are federalist
  • Im a federalist!! (William Marbury)
  • but when he got there someone was in his seat
  • Im a judge I was appointed by Thomas Jefferson
  • what are you doing in my seat?
  • William Marbury sued James Madison who was assigned to fix it.
  • Hey, no fair! (James Madison)
  • (Chief Justice, John Marshall)
  • I cite the Judiciary act of 1789!
  • Marbury ultimately lost when the chief justice said this.
  • I declare this act unconstitutional!
  • Thus Judicial Review is born.
  • Yay!!!!!!!!!!
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