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Marbury vs madison


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Marbury vs madison

  1. 1. Marburyvs. Madison<br />By: Prithvi Ravi and Jason Bourne<br />
  2. 2. Definition<br /><ul><li>This was the first timethe Supreme Court struck down a law because it was unconstitutional. It was the beginning of the practice of "judicial review." </li></li></ul><li>Eventsthat madeit needed<br /><ul><li>At the end of his term John Adams appointed William Marbury as justice of the peace in the District of Colombia
  3. 3. Thomas Jefferson, the new president, and his Secretary of State, James Madison, refused to recognize the appointment
  4. 4. Marbury sued Madison and the Supreme Court took the case</li></li></ul><li>Importance duringthis time<br /><ul><li>Authority were given the power of judicial review
  5. 5. Judicial review is the power ofthe courts to review laws, treaties, policies or executive orders relevant to cases before the court and nullify (overturn) those thatare found unconstitutional.</li>