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Courtney Smith Professor King PSCI 4200 9/2/10 Marbury V. Madison Brief Facts: The Marbury v. Madison (March 2, 1801) case is one that’s still very important to our court system today. Marbury v. Madison was the supreme courts first case where they had to declare a law unconstitutional. Throughout the case you see that federalists supported a strong national government, including the power of the federal courts to understand the Constitution. At the end of Adams presidency he appointed Marbury as Justice of Peace. When Thomas Jefferson took over, he didn’t want Marbury in office with that title. Typically when making a request like that you have to send what they call a “commission” and the Secretary of State handles it. Madison (Sec. of State) didn’t want to because President Jefferson told him not to. Which later lead Madison to be sued by Marbury and became a historical case for the Supreme Court. Issues: Was the Supreme Court ruling really “unconstitutional”?
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course PSCI 4200 taught by Professor Kimmyking during the Fall '10 term at North Texas.

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