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The 215th anniversary of Marbury v. Madison

Marbury v. Madison, decided February 24, 1803. Maybe you dimly recall this Supreme Court decision from high school history classes. Maybe you know it’s important. 509 more words

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September 24, 1789 SCOTUS

Article III of the Constitution establishes the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), and “such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish”. 925 more words

MARBURY V MADISON

In an essay of 750-1,000 words, address the following:

  1. What is the historical backdrop of Marbury v. Madison?
  2. What was Justice Marshall’s rationale in reaching his final ruling in the case?
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An Uphill Battle for the Court’s Liberals

“[I]f a law be in opposition to the Constitution, if both the law and the Constitution apply to a particular case, so that the Court must either decide that case conformably to the law, disregarding the Constitution, or conformably to the Constitution, disregarding the law, the Court must determine which of these conflicting rules governs the case.

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