Marbury v Madison
Marbury v Madison

Marbury v Madison

This is our first court case. This is considered by many to be the greatest court case ever decided. I will let you be the judge. After reading the case, please answer the following questions.

Marbury v Madison (1803)

Please answer the following questions.

  1. Why did Marshall feel that is the responsibility of the courts to determine ultimately whether or not a law is unconstitutional when it is challenged in a case and controversy?
  2. Why, according to Marshall, is the Constitution superior to any ordinary act of the legislature?