Who determines what the Constitution means: the Supreme Court, Congress, or the President? This 1803 case established the judiciary's authority to interpret the Constitution. Marshall's insistence on the principle of "judicial review" of acts of Congress brought him into conflict with President Thomas Jefferson, but established the court's responsibility.
Prelude: Overview of Marbury v. Madison (3:28) -- Judicial vs. Executive Power (5:05) -- Jefferson Refuses Marshall's Orders (3:07) -- Arguments in Marbury v. Madison (3:34) -- Constitutionality of the Judiciary Act of 1789 (3:03) -- Court's Power to Interpret the Constitution (4:25) -- Supreme Court's Power of Judicial Review (3:30)
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