What 1803 U.S. Supreme Court case assessed the constitutionality of legislation passed by Congress? – 2017

What 1803 U.S. Supreme Court case assessed the constitutionality of legislation passed by Congress?

Marbury v. Madison

Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court formed the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the United States under Article III of the Constitution.
Marbury v. Madison, 5U.S.137 (1803), was a landmarkUnited States Supreme Court case in which the Court formed the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the United States under Article III of the Constitution. The landmark decision helped define the boundary between the constitutionally separateexecutive and judicial branches of the American form of government.
The case resulted from a petition to the Supreme Court by William Marbury, who had been appointed Justice of the Peace in the District of Columbia by President John Adams but whose commission was not subsequently delivered. Marbury petitioned the Supreme Court to force the new Secretary of State, James Madison, to deliver the documents.

 

Related posts:

Leave a Reply