In an essay of 750-1,000 words, address the following:
- What is the historical backdrop of Marbury v. Madison?
- What was Justice Marshall’s rationale in reaching his final ruling in the case? 42 more words
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“[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.
I am knowledgeable enough about Constitutional Law to know that the strict lines that separate constitutional actions from non-constitutional actions are gray (or grey, if you prefer.) During my 1L year, I crawled my way through the required Constructional Law class. 858 more words
The United States of America has always viewed its system of checks and balances as a foundational key to establishing and maintaining our democracy. This may feel like a repeat of high school civics classes, but there are three branches of government, each with its own constitutional authority to prevent the other branches from becoming too powerful or authoritative. 683 more words