Marbury v. Madison

Courtney and Sydnee

Major Issue

Congress passed the Judiciary Act of 1789 that expanded the original jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court. Supreme Court ruled that Congress did not have the power to expand the original jurisdiction according to Article III.

Important Information

First time supreme court declared a law unconstitutional.

U.S. and Law Change

Established the right for supreme court to decide whether executive or legislative laws were considered constitutional or unconstitutional.