Marbury V. John Adams Disappointments Of Federalists

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One Federalist who had kept his job was Judge William Marbury. Many Republicans argued that all the appointments were aimed at federal power, and the law was unconstitutional. Marbury was appointed by John Adams to keep peace in the capital. When Jefferson took office, he ordered James Madison, who was his secretary of state, to cease the appointments. Under the Judiciary Act of 1801, Marbury sued Section 13 of the Judiciary Act of 1789. He was asking the Court to force Madison to accept the appointment. The court denied and held that it lacked strength because the section of the Judiciary Act passed by Congress in 1789 authorized the Court to issue such a writ was invalid. Chief Justice John Marshall declared that the Constitution must always

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