Supreme Court Cases Essay

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The Supreme Court has been used for basically the entirety of America’s history. Though many think of recent ones or cases in the past century when thinking about the Supreme Court, the 1800s had many Supreme Court cases that were pivotal to America. Marbury v. Madison was a case in the Supreme Court decided in 1803. When John Adams was in his final days of presidency, he nominated people to serve as justices of peace for D.C., but his secretary did not deliver all of the commissions by the time Thomas Jefferson became president, and William Marbury was one whose commission was not delivered. When Jefferson became president, he ended up disallowing his secretary James Madison from delivering the commissions, but Marbury along with other…show more content…
First of all, Marbury had the right to his position along with the other plaintiffs (Oyez). This was already proven and Marbury being entitled to his position basically says that he had the right to his position. Marbury therefore has the right to his position as a D.C. justice of peace. In addition, the court also found that if these rights of appointment are denied, then these officers are allowed to sue in court (Oyez). Since Thomas Jefferson told Madison to not deliver the commissions, he is therefore denying Marbury’s right to his position. Marbury’s given right is therefore being denied, which means he was allowed to sue in court. To prove that Marbury was allowed to take this to the Supreme Court, there have been examples of people who did so prior to Marbury himself. William West had represented himself in the Supreme Court in 1791 after an issue with paying with paper money after David Barnes, a well-known attorney, refused to allow paper money payments (Revolvy). People therefore have showed up in the Supreme Court before Marbury has, so if they were allowed to, then surely Marbury could have taken his case to the Supreme Court if he had good reason. Since others have shown up in the Supreme Court before Marbury did and his appointed rights were being denied, Marbury therefore was allowed to show up and sue in the Supreme
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