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Running head: CASE STUDY 11Case Study 1: Marbury v. MadisonMelissa HarmonProfessor Michelle BlankLEG420 U.S. CourtsStrayer UniversityApril 15, 2017
CASE STUDY 12Case:Marbury v. Madison (1803).Facts:William Marbury (Marbury) has brought a suit against Secretary of State, JamesMadison (Madison), seeking delivery of his appointment that former President John Adams(President Adams) had ordered at the end of his term.Issue:Does the Supreme Court have authority to issue a writ of mandamus? Is Marburyentitled to this? Is Marbury allowed to sue for the commission?Holding:Unanimous. Case dismissed for lack of jurisdictional authority. Majority Reasoning: John MarshallRule: The judicial power in the United States extends to all cases under theConstitution; the Supreme Court is bound to decide cases according to the Constitution ratherthan the law when the two conflict. If a law is found to be in conflict with the Constitution, thenthe law is invalid (Marbury v. Madison. (n.d.). Oyez.). Section 13 of 1789 Judiciary Act “And beit further enacted, That the Supreme Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction of all controversiesof a civil nature, where a state is a party, except between a state and its citizens; and except alsobetween a state and citizens of other states, or aliens, in which latter case it shall have originalbut not exclusive jurisdiction. And shall have exclusively all such jurisdiction of suits orproceedings against ambassadors, or other public ministers, or their domestics, or domesticservants, as a court of law can have or exercise consistently with the law of nations; and original,but not exclusive jurisdiction of all suits brought by ambassadors, or other public ministers, or inwhich a consul, or vice consul, shall be a party. And the trial of issues in fact in the SupremeCourt, in all actions at law against citizens of the United States, shall be by jury. The SupremeCourt shall also have appellate jurisdiction from the circuit courts and courts of the several states,
CASE STUDY 13in the cases herein after specially provided for; and shall have power to issue writs of prohibitionto the district courts, when proceeding as courts of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction, and writsof mandamus, in cases warranted by the principles and usages of law, to any courts appointed, orpersons holding office, under the authority of the United States”.