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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 constitution is not clear about the power of the supreme court

The Constitution is not clear about the power of the Supreme Court

Judicial Interpretation of the Constitution


Judicial interpretation of the constitution

The strength and path of the court were found with Chief Justice John Marshall

4th Chief Justice

1801 – 1835

Judicial Interpretation of the Constitution


Judicial interpretation of the constitution

During this time, there were three major decisions:

Marbury v Madison

Gibbons v Ogden

McCulloch v Maryland

Judicial Interpretation of the Constitution


Judicial interpretation of the constitution

Marbury v Madison

President John Adams, a Federalist, appoints 82 Federalist justices.

(Last day in office!!)

Marbury v Madison


Midnight judges threat to incoming president jefferson a democrat republican

“Midnight Judges"

Threat to incoming President Jefferson (a Democrat-Republican)

Marbury v Madison


Judicial review

Jefferson ordered his Secretary of State, James Madison, not to allow William Marbury to take his position.

Marbury was particularly unpopular

Judicial Review


Marbury appealed directly to the supreme court

Marbury appealed directly to the Supreme Court.

Judicial Review


Judicial interpretation of the constitution

John Marshall: FTW.

Judiciary Act of 1801 (passed

by Congress) infringed on the

Court unconstitutionally!

Marbury: No “standing” to S.C.

Judicial Review


Judicial review1

Judicial Review

PWNED

Marbury


Judicial interpretation of the constitution

The Court was able

to rule a law unconstitutional

and thus created the

important precedent of judicial

review.

S.C. gets final say!!!

Judicial Review


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