Exam 2 IDs - Marbury V. Madison Judicial Review- The power...

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Marbury V. Madison Judicial Review- The power of the judges to decide whether something is constitutional or not. Basis for the exercise of judicial review. Marbury was appointed by John Adams shortly before he left office, and John Marshall did not deliver his commission. When Thomas Jefferson got into office, he instructed Marshall to withhold the commissions of Marbury and several others. Marbury and three others petitioned the court, but were denied. Judiciary Act of 1789- set the number of justices at 6, also set up courts created by the judiciary in Article 3 of the constitution. Judiciary Act of 1801- reduced the number of seats on the Supreme Court from six to five on the next vacancy to preserve Federalist power, also created additional courts that the Federalists would appoint themselves to before the Jeffersonians came to power. Judicial Restraint A theory of interpretation where judges limit their use of power either by only striking down laws that are extremely unconstitutional,
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2008 for the course POLS 001 taught by Professor Morgon during the Fall '07 term at Lehigh University .

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Exam 2 IDs - Marbury V. Madison Judicial Review- The power...

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