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Marbury v. Madison: The greatest of landmark decisions


December 13, 2021

The first landmark ruling delivered by the U.S. Supreme Court was Marbury v. Madison (1803), in which Chief Justice John Marshall asserted the power of judicial review, the authority of the federal judiciary to review the constitutionality of governmental acts, including laws passed by Congress.

Consider the fundamental impact of the power of judicial review for American Constitutionalism. In 1...

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