The Constitution is not clear about the power of the Supreme Court. Judicial Interpretation of the Constitution. The strength and path of the court were found with Chief Justice John Marshall 4 th Chief Justice 1801 – 1835. Judicial Interpretation of the Constitution.
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The strength and path of the court were found with CourtChief Justice John Marshall
4th Chief Justice
1801 – 1835Judicial Interpretation of the Constitution
Marbury v Madison
Gibbons v Ogden
McCulloch v MarylandJudicial Interpretation of the Constitution
Marbury v Madison Court
President John Adams, a Federalist, appoints 82 Federalist justices.
(Last day in office!!)Marbury v Madison
“Midnight Judges" Court
Threat to incoming President Jefferson (a Democrat-Republican)Marbury v Madison
Jefferson ordered his Secretary of State, James Madison, not to allow William Marbury to take his position.
Marbury was particularly unpopularJudicial Review
Marbury appealed directly to the Supreme Court. to allow William Marbury to take his position.Judicial Review
John Marshall: FTW. to allow William Marbury to take his position.
Judiciary Act of 1801 (passed
by Congress) infringed on the
Marbury: No “standing” to S.C.Judicial Review
The Court was able to allow William Marbury to take his position.
to rule a law unconstitutional
and thus created the
important precedent of judicial
S.C. gets final say!!!Judicial Review