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Marbury v. Madison

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Leah Armbruster Block 2 3-16-05 Marbury v. Madison 1. Name and Citation of Case. Marbury v. Madison 5 U.S. 137 (1803) 2. Facts: What happened? The case of Marbury v. Madison began on March 2, 1801. The Justices in the case were: William Cushing, William Paterson, Samuel Chase, Bushrod Washington, Alfred Moore, John Marshall, William Johnson, Gabriel Duvall, Joseph Story, Smith Thompson, John McLean, Henry Baldwin, and James M. ...read more.


The case of Marbury v. Madison was argued on February 11, 1803, and was decided on February 24, 1803. 3. Procedural of History: What did the original court decide? Who appealed to the appellate court? What was the decision of the appelate court? Who appealed to the Supreme Court? In the case of Marbury v. Madison the case was taken directly to the Supreme Court. William Marbury declared an act of Congress, and took sued for their jobs in the Supreme Court. ...read more.


5. Decision and Analysis. What did the Court decide? How did the vote of the Court breakdown? Explain the justification used by the Court to reach its decision. William Marbury asked the Supreme Court to issue a writ of mandamus to force James Madison to deliver his commission. The Supreme Court of the United Staes declared that:Marbury is entitled to the commission. The Court, however, cannot issue the writ because the Judiciary Act of 1789, which granted the Supreme Court original jurisdiction to issue writs of mandamus, as unconstitutional. The Supreme Court of the United States has the power to judicial review. ...read more.

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