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Unformatted text preview: Federalists o 16 new judgeships; 6 more circuit courts Adams midnight appointees term often ascribed to this set of Federalist appointees; Adams appointed these men to office right before midnight, before his term was done John Marshall, Chief justice of Supreme Court Federalist 1803 Marbury v. Madison court claims the power of judicial review (not explicitly stated in Constitution) o Supreme court has the right to decide whether a law state, federal, etc is constitutional; that is a very important power; now, the Supreme Court can decide whether the Sedition Acts were o Court does not have enforcement power but they can claim the law to be unconstitutional William Marbury (appointee) - Madison sec. of state; refuse to deliver commission Judiciary Act of 1789 Judicial/constitutional review Challenge Republican view; power of state legislators...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course HISTORY AMH2010 taught by Professor Rowan during the Spring '11 term at FIU.
- Spring '11