Supreme Court Workflow 1 Petitions for Certiorari Discuss List Dismissed Rule of Four Certiorari Granted – Placed on Docket Briefs Submitted
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Key Terms to Review • Original Jurisdiction • Appellate Jurisdiction • Writ of Mandamus • Judiciary Act of 1789, Section 13 • Art. III, sec. 2 of the Constitution
Questions for Marbury Jurisdiction is the power of a court to hear a case, shouldn’t this have been decided first? Did Congress give the Supreme Court original jurisdiction in Sec. 13 of the Judiciary Act? Does the Constitution give Congress the power to regulate the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction? Who wins in this case? Consider Gibson’s critique of MarburyinEakin. Who has the better argument, Marshall or Gibson?