Marbury v. Madison


Marbury v. Madison
An 1803 U.S. Supreme Court case that formalized the concept of the judicial review of statutes, enshrining the principle that the courts could invalidate laws passed by legislatures if they found them unconstitutional.

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Marbury v. Madison
(1803)
A U.S. Supreme Court case in which Chief Justice John Marshall used a dispute over judicial appointments to declare a judiciary act unconstitutional, establishing the power of the Supreme Court to decide the constitutionality of statutes.
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