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    In 1801, William Marbury had been appointed by President Adams as a justice of the peace in Washington D.C. at the end of President Adams term, and the Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson refused to honor the Presidential appointment, Marbury petitioned the Supreme Court with a “writ of mandamus” in which he asked the Supreme Court to honor his commission and three others that Thomas Jefferson had refused to accept their appointments. Subsequently, John Marshall who was the Chief Justice at the time, refused the writ even though he acknowldeged that the men deserved their commissions. He took the position that the Supreme Courts hands were tied as it had no constitutional authority to inforce the writ of mandamus, and that the, “Judiciary Act of 1785 provided that such writs might, but the section of the act was inconsistent with the Constitution and therefore…

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    In the early years of the nineteenth century, the United States of America was still adapting to its government. The powers of the government, just like the Union, were still developing. Because of the Constitution, the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches exist, providing their corresponding powers. However, the existence of some of these powers was caused by significant events, such as the Marbury v. Madison case – which paved way for the establishment of the Judicial Review. John…

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    Marbury v. Madison In November 1800 John Adams, President of the United States lost the election to Thomas Jefferson (65 to 39) . He also lost the control of Congress. Adams was a Federalist and Jefferson was Republican. They both believed that victory by the other person will be a disaster for the nation. As one of his last acts, Adams convinced the Congress to pass a new law which will grant him the power to appoint new judges. Three of the new justices of peace could not been appointed…

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    Marbury V. Madison

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    The Constitution sets limits in the actions of federal officials or institutions. Therefore, any other laws passed or enacted without a constitutional amendment is deemed invalid. Nevertheless, this issue has never been specifically addressed until 1803 when the case Marbury v Madison emerged. Conflict began as recently elected president Thomas Jefferson ordered his Secretary of State - James Madison to stop delivering the signed commissions to judges; William Marbury felt that he was deprived…

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    Marbury v Madison (1803), was the first instance of increase of power, when Chief Justice John Marshall first implemented judicial review, a doctrine where the judicial branch examines the constitutionality of actions taken by the legislative and executive branches. With the passage of the 14th Amendment, judicial power was again substantially augmented with the implementation of three key clauses: the Privileges and Immunities, Due Process,and the Equal Protection clauses. Since the passage of…

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    In 1803, Marbury v. Madison was sent to court and the long trial began. Many events had been leading up to the case that would change the United States government forever. Marbury v. Madison proved to be no ordinary case when it increased the powers of the judicial branch. The continuing expansion of the government forced the existence of the case to be debated. It was only a matter of time before the branches would increase in power. The United States’ population had multiplied for many years;…

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    Power Of Judicial Review

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    judicial review is not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution, the Supreme Court had acquired it through landmark cases and the founding fathers original intent. The landmark case that gave them the power of judicial review is the case Marbury v. Madison. In this case, President John Adams appointed William Marbury to be a justice of the peace along with forty-one others days before his presidency expired. The commissions were not sent out before the end of his presidency, so when Thomas…

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    Judicial Dbq Analysis

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    Although a majority of documents convey the impression, to be against the Supreme Court having the power to question the constitutionality of federal laws; but the amount of documents that agree, have more solid evidence in their argument. The Supreme Court should have the power to overturn unconstitutional federal laws. Federalist No. 78, the Marbury v. Madison decision, Article III of the Constitution and the Judiciary Act of 1789 are prime examples to prove that the judicial branch has the…

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    In the historic 1803 Marbury v. Madison Supreme Court Case, William Marbury filed suit and requested the Supreme Court to order James Madison to convey to Mr. Marbury the commission of justice of the peace for the District of Columbia. This was originally appointed to him by President John Adams prior to him leaving office. Mr. Marbury contended that while this appointment was never officially commissioned; it was, nonetheless, rightfully and legally his. While this case originated as a debate…

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    Ambiguity Of Constitution

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    Madison, the court system had far less power and responsibility in the government. When Thomas Jefferson was elected into office following John Adams, the Federalist Adams wanted to prevent the Democratic-Republican party from gaining more power, so he decided to elect judges secretly, specifically William Marbury as Justice of the Peace in Washington D.C., that would continue the Federalist agenda after he was dismissed from office. After learning of this act of subterfuge, the new Secretary of…

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