gov sep 29 - marshall court decisions

gov sep 29 - marshall court decisions - William B. sued Gov...

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William B. sued Gov – force Madison to deliver the appointment he was supposed to have Judiciary act of 1782 was unconstitutional. Marbury vs Madision unconstitutional The authoryti of the supreme court to decide whether its constitutional Fletcher vs. Peck Facts 1795: Land grant by GA legislature Corruption 1796: GA legislature voids original grant 1800: Peck sells land from original grant to Fletcher Questions Was the Peck/Fletcher deal legitimate? Could GA invalidate the original land grant? Marshall: Georgia cant do this violate laws PRINCIPLE Dartmouth College v. Woodward Facts: 1769: Dartmouth chartered as a private institution 1816: NH legislature attempted to convert Dartmouth into a public institution. Question: Did the NH legislature have the authority to modify the original charter? Cohens v. Virginia Facts: Congress authorized a lottery in DC Cohen brothers sold DC lottery tickets in VA VA state law prohibits lotteries. State officials convicted the Cohens, then declared themselves the final arbiter in state-
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