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Marbury vs. Madison The Origins and Legacy of Judicial Review

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ISBN-10: 0700610626

ISBN-13: 9780700610624

Edition: 2000

Authors: William E. Nelson

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We take for granted today the tremendous power of the Supreme Court to interpret our laws and overrule any found in conflict with the Constitution. Yet our nation was a quarter-century old before that power of "judicial review" was fully articulated by the Court itself in Marbury v. Madison (1803). William Nelson's concise study of that landmark case provides an insightful and readable guide for students and general readers alike. On the surface, the case itself seems a minor one at best. William Marbury, a last-minute judicial appointee of outgoing Federalist president John Adams, demanded redress from the Supreme Court when his commission was not delivered. But Chief Justice John Marshall…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 12/28/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 154
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Editors' Preface
The Consensual Community
The Politics of Constitutional Change
John Marshall
Marbury and the Crisis of 1801-1803
The Early Impact of Marbury
Judicial Review Becomes Politically Charged
The Judiciary as Protector of Minorities
The Worldwide Spread of Judicial Review
The Relevance of Marbury to Judicial Review Today
Bibliographical Essay