Marbury vs Madison Reflection
Judicial Review is the power the Supreme Court carries to declare acts of Congress or actions upon the executive and/or acts or actions of the state government being labeled as unconstitutional therefore being invalid. As judicial review isn’t in the Constitution the first act of the Supreme Court declaring the act of Congress unconstitutional is within the Marbury vs Madison case. By Judicial Review’s power the Court can also update the meaning of words in the Constitution.
As Marshall answered the question about Judicial Review… The chief addressed that the Court could not uphold a court order forcing an official to do something because the Judiciary Act of 1789 was unconstitutional because it extended to original jurisdiction. The only jurisdictional matter handled by the constitution is the ruling to bring cases automatically and straight to the Supreme Court. As mentioned before Judicial Review is not mentioned in the Constitution. One can say that the Court somewhat found the power for itself in the case of Marbury v. Madison. This was the first time that the Supreme Court declared an act of Congress unconstitutional.
Marbury and Madison were the leading characters in this landmark case being that the case is Marbury v Madison. But, honestly others mattered in this case as well such as Jefferson and John Marshall due to...