Marbury v. Madison

Marbury v. Madison
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  • Marbury(federalist) v. Madison(democratic republican) Presedential election of 1803
  • Keianah McFadden  6th period 1-26-18
  • Madison Wins!
  • Federalist Congress
  • judiciary act is passed
  • I now appoint John Marshall as chief justice
  • John Adams
  • John Marshall
  • I resign from chief justice
  • Justice Ellsworth
  • Some of the commissions we worked all night on werent processed!
  • Oh no! Jefferson takes office today! And one of those papers were for Marbury!
  • James Madison
  • Marbury asked the Supreme Court to issue a legal order called a writ of mandamus. In this case, the writ would have required Marbury's commission to be delivered. In 1789, Congress passed a law, the Judiciary Act of 1789, saying people could start at the Supreme Court if all they wanted was a writ of mandamus. Marbury argued he was entitled to the writ because his commission was already created. He argued the Supreme Court had too much power to issue the writ
  • It wasn't processed
  • Judge
  • I want to be a judge! 
  • William Marbury
  • James Madison
  • John Marshall, the judge said that the Constitution did not give the Supreme Court jurisdiction to decide Marbury's case. That meant the 1789 law passed by Congress was unconstitutional. Therefore, the Supreme Court said it could not help Marbury get his commision
  • Judge
  • Your claim has been turned down
  • William Marbury
  • This was the first time the Judicial review was used. Judicial review is the right of the Supreme court to rule on acts of other branches. Judicial review is important because it allows laws that are inconsistent with the constitution (that violate the rights and liberties protected by the constitution) to be revised or expunged without a full act of the legislature
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