Reflection 1Marbury v. Madison - Reflection Paper In the court case Marbury v Madison many things took place that established the Supreme Court as the

Reflection 1Marbury v. Madison - Reflection Paper In the...

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Reflection Paper 9/24/16 In the court case Marbury v. Madison, many things took place that established the Supreme Court as the law of the land. This case was brought in front of the court because Marbury and his associates had not received their commissions, which were legally approved by John Adams (before he left office). The reason the commissions were never delivered was due to the fact that Thomas Jefferson swept them under the rug. Jefferson did this illegal act because he was the President Elect, from the opposing Anti-Federalist Party. When the commissions were never delivered Marbury and his followers went searching. Marbury went to the State Department (the place Jefferson worked before taking office) to inquire about their jobs. In short, they were denied answers and decided legal action was required. The case was brought before the Supreme Court in 1803, with Chief Justice Marshall overseeing the hearings.
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