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Unformatted text preview: The Judiciary Judicial Review • Power of the courts to declare null and void laws of congress and state legislature they find unconstitutional. (most important part of our court system) Marbury Vrs. Madison • Conflict over judicial appointments. • John Adam 1. Last minute appointment of 42 new justices of the peace 2. No time to deliver official commissions • Jefferson refused to deliver the commission. (After Adam Jefferson did not want to deliver) The Decision • Judiciary Act of 1789 gave appointees the right to request a Supreme Court Order to force the granting of their appointments • Original Jurisdiction ( Decides who goes to the Supreme court) Principle of Judicial review • The supreme court was the wrong place to argue the case. Development of courts • The founders & Judicial policy-making (judges have considerable power) • But the federal judiciary has evolved towards judicial activism....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '07