THE SUPREME COURT | Episode 1 Excerpt | PBS

“The key lesson of Marbury vs. Madison is: Don’t give important documents to your brother.” –Ernest A. Young, University of Texas at Austin Check out this preview of The Supreme Court airing on PBS January 31, 2007 (check local listings). Episode 1: One Nation Under Law examines the creation of the court and follows it through the brink of the Civil War, paying particular attention to the fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court — John Marshall — and to his successor, Roger Taney … PBS …

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14 thoughts on “THE SUPREME COURT | Episode 1 Excerpt | PBS

    paz1359

    (January 18, 2010 - 10:41 pm)

    for god sake, where …
    for god sake, where is rest of it?
    🙁

    UdallIn72

    (January 18, 2010 - 10:41 pm)

    You’re correct …
    You’re correct about Congress not being empowered to create a Supreme Court–THE CONSTITUTION creates the Supreme Court, as others have noted.

    Congress is empowered to create inferior Courts of federal jurisdiction.

    jereuter01

    (January 18, 2010 - 10:41 pm)

    Ernest A. Young’s …
    Ernest A. Young’s comment I guess was suposed to be humorous, but misleading. The lesson of M v. M is the power of judicial review over acts of Congress!

    jereuter01

    (January 18, 2010 - 10:41 pm)

    In addition to …
    In addition to Article III, Section 1 see also U.S. Const. Art. III, Sec 2 Clause 2 “In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be a Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned [within the judicial power of the United States], the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.”

    junkaa1234

    (January 18, 2010 - 10:41 pm)

    thank you so much …
    thank you so much for posting this

    sunnygirl213

    (January 18, 2010 - 10:41 pm)

    “Shall” and “will” …
    “Shall” and “will” in English are still conditional; its an Esquire contractual trick.

    jp40798

    (January 18, 2010 - 10:41 pm)

    Article Three of …
    Article Three of the United States Constitution created the Supreme Court and gave Congress the power to establish inferior courts.

    Art 3., Sec. 1. “The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.”

    neothomist1275

    (January 18, 2010 - 10:41 pm)

    The US Constitution …
    The US Constitution did not create the Supreme Court.

    jp40798

    (January 18, 2010 - 10:41 pm)

    I’ve never of …
    I’ve never of anybody disputing the constitutionality of the Supreme Court before. Perhaps your thinking of the power of judicial review, which is not explicitly written into the Constitution.

    neothomist1275

    (January 18, 2010 - 10:41 pm)

    Where is the …
    Where is the Amendment to the Constitution? Congress creating judicial bodies and an Attorney General who can evoke executive powers?

    Separation of powers? Hello?

    pumamama9

    (January 18, 2010 - 10:41 pm)

    Um…Article III, …
    Um…Article III, U.S. Constitution?:
    Section 1: The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.

    Hello?

    neothomist1275

    (January 18, 2010 - 10:41 pm)

    It would have …
    It would have required an Amendment to create the Supreme Court, but Madison and Ellsworth did it with the First Judiciary Act (1789). Congress is not authorized to create a Supreme Court. There is no valid court operating within the framework of the Constitution.

    nahikaioria

    (January 18, 2010 - 10:41 pm)

    excelent
    excelent

    Zeddtar

    (January 18, 2010 - 10:41 pm)

    Wow
    Wow

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