Marbury v. Madison
Facts of the case-- Sieana Harrison
John Adams and Federal Congress
John Adams, Federalist president, loses the election of 1800 to Thomas Jefferson. Adams notices that there will not be many federalists left in office, Federalists congress created judge positions and Admas fills them with Federalists.
John Marshall and William Marbury
John Marshall*, the secretary of state, has to deliver the papers for the judge jobs, but does not deliver them all. One of the papers not delivered was supposed to go to William Marbury.
The following day...
Thomas Jefferson takes office as President
James Madison become seceratary of state
John Marshall* becomes Cheif Justice
Thomas Jefferson finds out about Adams attept to courtpack, and stops James Madison from delivering left-over papers for the jobs. Marbury wants Marshall (now Cheif of Justice) to make Madison give him his job.