Marbury vs Madison
Marbury v Madison, arguably is one of the most important cases in Supreme Court history. Written in 1803 by Chief Justice John Marshall, this decision set precedence in applying the principal of “judicial review” – the power of federal courts to void an act of Congress that conflicted with the Constitution. This seminar will explore the background of the case and its future implications.
This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings, and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation, instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants, therefore, are highly encouraged to read all the documents in advance and come ready with questions. All attendees will receive a Letter of Attendance at the end of the seminar.