Madison V. Marbury

Madison V. Marbury

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  • The Madison v. Marbury  By Justin EagleHorse
  • william barbury 
  • James Madison, John Adam , John marshall
  •  The Federalist Congress will pass the Judiciary Act of 1801 allowing for John Adams to make hundreds of appointments to the courts.
  • Adams and Marshall worked around the clock to process the papers (commissions) for these last minute “midnight judges.”
  • William Marbury, was upset. He wanted to be a judge! So he asked the United States Supreme Court to issue a legal order called a writ of mandamus (man-DAY-mus).  In 1789, Congress had passed a law, the Judiciary Act of 1789, 
  • Marshall turned down his claim. Marshall said that the Constitution did not give the Supreme Court jurisdiction to decide Marbury’s case
  • This was the first time that judicial review was used.  Judicial review is the right of the Supreme Court to review and rule on acts of other branches of government. 
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