Marbury v. Madison

Equal Justice Under Law

Marbury v. Madison (1st in a 4 part series).

Dramatizations of historic decisions from the courtroom of America’s great Chief Justice, John Marshall.

Who determines what the Constitution means—what is and is not constitutional?

In this 1803 case the Supreme Court established its responsibility to review the constitutionality of acts of Congress. President John Adams appointed Federalist William Marbury as justice of the peace, but failed to deliver Marbury’s official commission before President Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans took over the administration. Marbury asked the Supreme Court to order Jefferson’s Secretary of State, James Madison, to deliver the commission. Marbury’s demand precipitated a confrontation between Chief Justice Marshall and President Thomas Jefferson. The Supreme Court held that it did not have jurisdiction and declared that the law permitting the Court to hear the case was unconstitutional.

Purchase of the tape of this video was made possible through a contribution by Joseph Kulhavy.

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English Lesson for Law Enforcement from Vocabulary: Case Went Cold

This educational video is one of the online vocabulary lessons from Roth English School, a site that is specifically designed to help law enforcement personnel. Police officers from around the world can learn how to improve their English with this series of Easy, Intermediate, and Advanced English lessons.

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The County Sheriff America’s Last Hope Richard Mack Oath Keeper 4 of 7
Oath Keeper Sheriff Richard Mack presents his book The County Sheriff America’s Last Hope in Three Forks Montana, July 5, 2009.

Sheriff Mack’s newest book covers decades of research to prove once and for all that the sheriffs in this country are indeed the ultimate law authority in their respective jurisdictions. The sheriff absolutely has the power and responsiblity to defend his citizens against all enemies, including those from our own Federal Government. History, case law, common law and common sense all show clear evidence that the sheriff is the people’s protector in all issues of injustice and is responsible for keeping the peace in all matters. He is the last line of defense for his constituents; he is America’s last hope to regain our forgotten freedom. This short but powerful book is a must read for all citizens, sheriffs, and government officials that we may all work to return America to the constitutional republic she was meant to be. Amazing as it might be, the sheriff can make this happen!

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How can i use case law to win my case?

I am going to trial in a few weeks and I need to know how to go about introducing a case to the jury. I’ve never been to trial before and I need some advice. If you are using case law you are presenting your arguments to the court, not the jury. But the basic […]

What Are the Legal Requirements of the Lemon Law?

Manufacturers have for years been putting out false propaganda that a consumer does not have a lemon law claim unless he or she has four repair attempts for the same defect within the first 18,000 miles. This is simply incorrect. It is an effort by car manufacturers to discourage otherwise worthy consumers from pursuing claims […]

How to Overcome Procrastination – Using the Law of Attraction!

“Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.” ~ Victor Kiam, American businessman, Remington Electric Razors (1926-2001) “Oh, how I wish I could overcome procrastination! Somebody please help me stop procrastinating! But not today, I’m busy.” Procrastination is a double-edged habit. It deserves our attention as well as our appreciation. The guilt we feel indicates that our procrastination serves […]