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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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- Spring '07