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Impact Of The Precedent Of Judicial Review

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The precedent of judicial review was a major impact on the nation. It gave the Supreme Court the power to decide if laws passed by Congress were constitutional or not. The Supreme Court had ruled against Marbury due to the Federalists having control over the court. Marbury sued James Madison because President Thomas Jefferson ordered him not to deliver his official papers to confirm Marbury’s appointment. Chief Justice Marshall stated that the Judiciary Act was unconstitutional; the Constitution did not give the Supreme Court to decide cases brought forward against federal officials. The decision in Marbury v. Madison set the precedent which gives the Supreme Court the power to decide if laws were unconstitutional or constitutional. Jefferson
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