New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Landmark decisions: Why federal courts possess authority over states


January 3, 2022

The Supreme Court's assertion in Marbury v. Madison (1803) of the power of judicial review, the authority to declare federal governmental acts unconstitutional, did not consider the question of whether federal courts could review state legislation and state judicial decisions. But that question would emerge in the hurly-burly of the young republic as citizens wrestled with the significant legal...

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