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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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- Spring '11
- History, Supreme Court of the United States