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A landmark case in United States Law and the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the United States, under Article Three of the US Constitution. This case resulted from a petition to the Supreme Court by William Marbury, who had been appointed as Justice of the Peace in the District of Columbia by President John Adams shortly before leaving office, but whose commission was not delivered as required by John Marshall, Adams' Secretary of State. When Thomas Jefferson assumed office, he ordered the new Secretary of State, James Madison, to withhold Marbury's and several other men's commissions. Being unable to assume the appointed offices without the commission documents, Marbury and three others petitioned the Court to force Madison to deliver the commission to Marbury. The Supreme Court denied Marbury's petition, holding that the statute upon which he based his claim was unconstitutional. The Court rendered a unanimous decision, throwing out the case.
The court lined that a new president, Jefferson, through his secretary of state, Madison, was mistaken to stop Marbury from getting the bureau as justice of the peace for District of Columbia. However, it likewise ruled that the court didn’t have jurisdiction in the case and couldn’t strength Jefferson and Madison to seat Marbury. The Judiciary Act of 1789 provided Supreme Court authority, but the Marshall court controlled the Act of 1789 to be an unauthorized delay of judiciary power into the dominion of the executive.
The life of every American citizen, whether they realize it or not, is influenced by one entity--the United States Supreme Court. This part of government ensures that the freedoms of the American people are protected by checking the laws that are passed by Congress and the actions taken by the President. While the judicial branch may have developed later than its counterparts, many of the powers the Supreme Court exercises required years of deliberation to perfect. In the early years of the Supreme Court, one man’s judgement influenced the powers of the court systems for years to come. John Marshall was the chief justice of the Supreme Court from 1801 to 1835, and as the only lasting Federalist influence in a newly Democratic-Republican government, he and his fellow justices sought to perpetuate their Federalist principles in the United States’ court system. In one of the most memorable court cases of all time--the case of Marbury v. Madison-- Marshall established the idea of judicial review and strengthened the power of the judicial branch in the government. Abiding by his Federalist ideals, Marshall decided cases that would explicitly limit the power of the state government and broaden the strengths of the national government. Lastly, the Marshall Court was infamous for determining the results of cases that dealt with the interpretation of the Constitution and the importance of contracts in American society. The Marshall Court, over the span of a mere three decades, managed to influence the life of every American citizen even to this day by impacting the development of the judicial branch, establishing a boundary between the state and national government, and making declarations on the sanctity of contracts ("The Marshall Court"...
In the early years of the eighteenth Century, the young United States of America were slowly adapting to the union and the way the country was governed. And just like the country, the governmental powers were starting to develop. Since the creation of the Constitution and due to the Connecticut Compromise, there is the Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial Power. But the existence of those powers was not always that naturally. In these crucial times, the Judicial Power had problems controlling the other powers. It was a challenge for the Supreme Court to exercise the powers granted by the new Constitution. Federal Government was not generally appreciated and its formation also caused many disagreements and debates.
He declared that Madison should have delivered the commission to Marbury, but then held that the section of the Judiciary Act of 1789 that gave the Supreme Court the power to issue writs of mandamus exceeded the authority allotted the Court under Article III of the Constitution, and was therefore null and void. Thus he was able to punish the Jeffersonians and not make it so that a court order would be ignored.
When a justice decides to step down the current president must make a very important decision in going through the hundreds of qualified judges. Since the beginning of the Supreme Court there has been 108 members, which makes it one of the most exclusive government jobs in the world. All but four of the justices have been white male two were female and the other two were black. There is no age limit on how old a justice may be, and no requirement that a justice must be from the United States. There is one common trend that all justices have is that they have all been lawyers. However many justices never graduated or even attended law school, they gained their legal experience by others means. John Rutledge and john Blair received their legal experience at the Inns of Court in England. James F. Byrnes received his legal experience as a law clerk and passed the bar at age 24, even though he never graduated from high school.2
Hamilton, famous for arguing, didn’t actually like the Constitution, but he knew that the Union would crumble if they stayed with the Articles, so he was a leading force for getting the Constitution ratified. He, James Madison, and John Jay wrote a series of essays called The Federalists that explained and defended the Constitution for the common people to understand. Hamilton himself wrote fifty-one of the eighty-five essays (Biography). When the New York Ratification Convention met in 1788 to discuss ratification, two-thirds of the delegates there didn’t want the Constitution to be ratified, but Alexander Hamilton strongly defended the worth of the Constitution from the Anti-Federalists (Biography). As a result, New York became the eleventh state to ratify the Constitution (Ben’s Guide). After the Constitution was fully accepted by all of the states and George Washington was elected President, he appointed Hamilton to be the Secretary of the Treasury. As Secretary, Hamilton tried everything he could to make economic policies that would stabilize and strengthen the Central Government. He proposed fiscal policies that would begin the payments for war bonds, that the government take control of the states’ debts, proposed a plan to institute a federal system for tax collection, and even created a plan for the United States to establish credit with other countries. Many Loyalists were infuriated with Hamilton’s proposals, but eventually, the Loyalists and Hamilton came to a compromise. Hamilton agreed to let the Capital of the United States be near the Potomac and James Madison (the representative of the Loyalists) agreed to stop blocking policies from going through Congress and let the Central Government gain more power than the individual states. In 1795, Hamilton stepped down from his position of Secretary, leaving a much more stable Federal
Hamilton was very precise with the moves he made and the people he supported. He was well-known for supporting a loose interpretation of the Constitution and promoting a strong central government. Hamilton was more interested in keeping the rich interested in the federal government at the expense of the poor. This was because as long as the poor owed the rich money the rich would do whatever they could to keep the government running so they could get their money. This was the cycle that kept government in business and arguably still does today. In terms of money Hamilton was a supporter of the Bank of the United States, which was put into effect in 1791. He wanted the bank so the federal government could issue paper money and handle tax receipts along with other government funds. Madison and Jefferson were adamant ab...
At the end of President John Adam's term, his secretary of state, John Marshall, failed to deliver documents commissioning William Marbury as the new Justice of Peace. Thomas Jefferson claimed the commissions as invalid and denied Marbury the right of Justice of Peace. Marbury then sued Jefferson's Secretary of State, James Madison asking the supreme court to demand the delivery of the documents.