Supreme Court Case: Marbury V. Madison 1803

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Marbury v Madison 1803 will forever and always be a Supreme Court Case that will live infamously in today’s history. During the election of 1800 against incumbent president John Adams of the Federalist Party versus the Anti-Federalist Party nominee Thomas Jefferson, with Jefferson being the victor. Before Adams were to leave the presidential office, he made what is called “midnight appointments” of new judgeships to counter act the Jeffersonians once in office. John Marshall, who was secretary of state of the time, failed to deliver seventeen commissions, one of which belonged to William Marbury. James Madison, Marshall’s successor, failed to deliver the rest of the appointments at the request of Thomas Jefferson. Marbury decided to sue Madison
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