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The Madison v. Marbury By Justin EagleHorse
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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