Law Marbury vs Maddison

Topics: Law, Common law, Supreme Court of the United States Pages: 2 (353 words) Published: November 8, 2013
Marbury  v  Madison  1803 Background  information:    -‐ -‐ I:    R:  Case  founded  the  principle  of  judicial  review,  i.e.  the  capacity  of  the  Supreme  Court  to  review  law  for  constitutionality  (=extension  of  power  of  judiciary)  Facts:  Outgoing  president  Adams  appoints  justices  as  his  last  order.  Appointments  are  approved  by  senate,  but  secretary  of  state  Marshall  (who  later  becomes  chief  justice)  does  not  deliver  them  in  time.  New  president  Jefferson  declares  them  void.  1.  Does  Marbury  have  a  right  to  the  commission  to  be  appointed  judge?    2.  If  so,  does  the  law  grant  remedy?  3.  Does  Supreme  Court  have  the  power  to  issue  a  writ  of  mandamus  (i.e.  impose  the  right)?  1 US  constitution  art  3,  Judiciary Marbury  v  Madison  1803 Background  information:    -‐ -‐ I:    R:  Case  founded  the  principle  of  judicial  review,  i.e.  the  capacity  of  the  Supreme  Court  to  review  law  for  constitutionality  (=extension  of  power  of  judiciary)  Facts:  Outgoing  president  Adams  appoints  justices  as  his  last  order.  Appointments  are  approved  by  senate,  but  secretary  of  state  Marshall  (who  later  becomes  chief  justice)  does  not  deliver  them  in  time.  New  president  Jefferson  declares  them  void.  1.  Does  Marbury  have  a  right  to  the  commission  to  be  appointed  judge?    2.  If  so,  does  the  law  grant  remedy?  3.  Does  Supreme  Court  have  the  power  to  issue  a  writ  of  mandamus  (i.e.  impose  the  right)?  1 US  constitution  art  3,  Judiciary I.    Anglo-‐American  law Systems  of  law:  common  &  civil  law  (main  difference  lies  in  source  of  law  (customs  v  code)  Types  of  law:  criminal  law  (state  v  defendant:  freedom  at  issue,  public  law),  civil  law  (plaintiff  v  defendant:  money  at  issue,  private  law)  and  administrative  law  Common  law:  -‐ -‐ -‐ -‐ Largely  uncodified  ...
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