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    Explanation of John Marshall's ruling on Malbury

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    Former Chief Justice John Marshall is still today considered one of the most influential members of the Supreme Court to have ever held his position due to his Federalist views during the overwhelming Republican political influence during his term. Some of his most noted cases included Marbury v. Madison, McCulloch v. Maryland, and Gibbons v. Ogden, all of which are considered landmark decisions.

    Case opinions and further detail about each case can be found at: http://www.landmarkcases.org/. Read the opinion(s) of one of these landmark cases, and explain why this case would challenge the Republican majority. Determine whether the Supreme Court was less, equal, or surpassing in power over the president at that respective time. At minimum, look at the opinion(s) of one of the cases to see why it was decided and why, if a split decision, there was a split.

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    In order to respond to this question, you must look at the information on the parties in question. John Marshal being a Federalist and President Madison was a Democrat. Look at the definitions of the parties in question. What differences did they have? What did they have ...

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    Power of the Supreme Court in certian cases. Fedralist vs Democrat and comparison of the two parties.