Maidson v Marburry

Maidson v Marburry

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  • John Adams on his last night of presidency
  • I still cant believe I let Jefferson beat me out of MY own office... What shall I do in my final hours as President?
  • Ah yes! I will sign several judicial commissions tonight! if I cant have my job, at least my party can still be on top.
  • Who does Adams think he is? Madison, you better make sure NONE of those appointments that Adams made go through, and I mean it. This is my house now.
  • I'm on it sir!
  • Jefferson's first day as President talking with Secretary of State, James Madison
  • He cant refuse to give me a job that is rightfully mine! I will use the Judiciiary Act of 1789 to take my case directly to the Supreme Court, and petition for a writ of mandamus demanding delivery of my commission.
  • William Marbury, who Adams commissioned for Justice of the Peace, finds out that Madison refused to deliver his commission
  • Supreme Court 1803, with John Marshall currently serving as Chief Justice
  • Next up is Marburry v Madison
  • The opinion of the court is unanimous. We have found the Judiciary Act to be unconstitutional because it violates Article III, section 2 of the constitution.
  • Because I based my case on a law that the court found to be unconstitutional, I lost the case and will not receive my job. However, my case established the Supreme Court's power of judicial review, which is the power of the court to determine the constitutionality of government action.
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