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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


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

4th Chief Justice

1801 – 1835

Judicial Interpretation of the Constitution


During this time, there were three major decisions: Court

Marbury v Madison

Gibbons v Ogden

McCulloch v Maryland

Judicial 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 threat to incoming president jefferson a democrat republican

“Midnight Judges" Court

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. 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

Court unconstitutionally!

Marbury: No “standing” to S.C.

Judicial Review


Judicial review1
Judicial Review to allow William Marbury to take his position.

PWNED

Marbury


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

review.

S.C. gets final say!!!

Judicial Review


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