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H- February 23 - February 23, 2011 A-Law and Politics in...

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February 23, 2011 A-Law and Politics in the news: 1- From Monday: Sons of Confederate Veterans marks the 150 th anniversary of Jefferson Davis’ inauguration for the CSA (Confederate States of America) a. Held in Alabama b. One of the organizers said that the war was fought because of Northern terror b.i. What about slavery? b.i.1. Slavery was around for 4,000 years in Africa, and we had it for 200 years c. One of the claims of the defenders of the Confederates: the Constitution does not not allow the states from seceding 2- DC federal court upholds health care bill (3-2) a. Five federal court rulings so far, 3 uphold the bill, and 2 do not a.i. Only 1 says that the entire bill needs to be modified b. The 3 courts that have upheld the healthcare bill, were appointed by Clinton c. The two that struck it down, were appointed by Republicans d. There are a few cases over the past years that lend themselves to the plaintiffs arguments d.i. Analogies B-Marbury v Madison *Look up story 1 Cranch 137 1- Election of 1800 a. Very contested, conflict between Federalists and Anti-Federalists b. In general, the Federalists tended to be more commercial and large scale interests c. Anti-Federalists, more farmers and plantation owners d. Adams vs Jefferson 2- Federalists a. John Adams, outgoing president b. John Marshall, outgoing Sec. of State b.i. Adams gives Marshall commissions 3- Anti-Federalists a. Thomas Jefferson, incoming President b. James Madison incoming Sec of State 4- Marbury sued James Madison because Madison has the commissions without doing anything a. Marbury tells Madison that he is obligated by law to deliver them
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course POLISCI 106 taught by Professor Levine during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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