Marbury vs Madison
Updated: 2/13/2020
Marbury vs Madison

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  • Case File
  • Madison
  • Marbury v. Madison
  • Marbury
  • I'm going to help my political party so I can mantain as much control as posible over the judicial branch
  • John Adams is one day away of losing his presidentcy
  • Adams
  • Let me name a lot of federalists new justices of the peace and new circuit court judges. Ja, ja, I am so smart.
  • John Marshall was told by the president to deliver comissions
  • Adams
  • Marshall deliver these comitions
  • ok
  • Marshall
  • Arguments from the Petitioner
  • Arguments from the Respondent
  • Without the commission delivered, I will not be able to fulfill the duties of office. Also, congress gives the Supreme Court original jurisdiction for Writ of Mandamus.
  • Marbury's commission is no longer valid since it was not delivered before the end of Adam's presidency.
  • Decision
  • The Supreme Court decided that Marbury deserved the commission. However, it also said that the Court did not have original jurisdiction to issue the writs of mandamus Marbury asked for. Therefore, Madison never returned William Marbury's commission.