Marbury V Madison Essay

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Marbury V Madison




In 1800, President John Adams lost his bid for re-election. Thomas Jefferson was
voted in for the president. Adams, being a Federalist, disagreed with the beliefs of
Jefferson, a republican, and feared that he would shift the power in the government to the
states. To prevent this, Adams created many new judicial posts and filled them with
Federalists. He did this in quite a rush, being he was going to be out of office soon. All
the appointments were given to his Secretary of State to be sealed and delivered.
Secretary of State Marshall completed all the documents except for the ones for the
appointments for the District of Columbia. He assumed the next Secretary of State would
complete them. When Jefferson found out about this he was mad. He order the new
Secretary of State, James Madison, not to deliver the final appointments to the selected
judges. One of the judges that didn’t get his promised appointment was William
Marbury. Marbury decided to take action in court. Marbury’s argument was supported
by Section 13 of the Judiciary Act. This stated the courts could force an official to
perform an official duty. This is called a writ of mandamus. Marbury took this claim to
the Supreme Court. The Justice of the Supreme Court is now James Marshall, Adams’
old Secretary of State. If he issued the writ, Madison would ignore it and the court would
be perceived as powerless. If he didn’t issue it, people would think he was a traitor to his
Federalist party. On February 24, 1803 a decision was rendered. It stated that Marbury
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