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Why is Marbury v Madison such an important case in Constitutional law?
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Marbury v. Madison is important because this was the case in which the Supreme Court of the United States declared that it had the power of judicial review.
The Constitution says that it is the supreme law of the land. No law may be passed that violates the Constitution. But who gets to decide which laws violate the Constitution? The Constitution does not say. In this case, the Supreme Court decided that they are the ones who get to decide on this issue (this is what “judicial review” means). So, this case is important because it led to the establishment of one of the most important parts of our political system.
Posted by pohnpei397 on October 26, 2012 at 1:42 AM (Answer #1)
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