Marbury v. Madison
How did Chief Justice John Marshall strengthen the Supreme Court?
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court-John Marshall-appointed by John Adams
Marshall was a Federalist (wanted to make the federal government stronger)
Marshall believed the courts were much weaker than the other branches of government.
1803-Marbury v. Madison-Marbury was a judge appointed by Adams on his last night as President. When Jefferson beame President, he ordered James Madison (Secretary of State) not to deliver the papers confirming Marbury's appointment.
As a result, Marbury sued and the case went to the Supreme Court.
Decision-Marshall and The Supreme Court ruled that they could not force Madison to deliver the Marbury appointment.
Marshall declared the Judiciary Act unconstitutional.
Important Precedent-Judicial Review-gave the Supreme Court the power to decide whether laws passed by Congress were constitutional