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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 8 e Article 3 of the Constitution: There will be a Supreme Court  Congress chooses how many justices we have  Judiciary act of 1789 : established lower court system  Judicial Review: power of the Court to overlook a decision  Marbury v. Madison: After the election of 1800, in early March, John Quincy Adams was not reelected in 1800. Night before Jefferson becomes President, Adams makes Judicial appointments (Justice of the Peace of D.C.- Marbury). Next day, new Secretary of State is James Madison and he throws away the Judicial Appointment Papers. Jefferson appoints different people to positions. Chief Justice Marshall decided that The Action by Congress was unconstitutional, Supreme Court has ability to declare Act of Congress unconstitutional . ( Judicial Review)  Supreme Court has struck down 1200 state laws under Judicial Review...
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- Summer '08
- Supreme Court of the United States, federal court, Supreme Court Congress