Marbury v. Madison (1803)

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Judiciary Act of 1789

Judiciary Act of 1789
- The Wikipedia article for the Judiciary Act. Provides a good basic summary of the act, as well as some important details.
Judiciary Act Definition & Quick Facts
- Defines the act, as well as listing the significant powers granted in the law.

Marbury v. Madison: Background Information

Landmark Cases: Marbury v. Madison (1803)
- Provides good background information for the case, as well as the names and responsibilities of those involved. It also raises the question of constitutionality and possible conflicts of interest.

Marbury v. Madison: Judicial Conflicts

Landmark Cases: Judicial Conflict?
- A good diagram and summary of the judicial conflicts that were a result of the Marbury v. Madison court case.
U.S. Constitution & Judiciary Act of 1789
- Comparison of excerpts from the two documents. Provides Sections 1 & 2 of Article III in the US Constitution, as well as Sections 1 & 13 of the Judiciary Act.

Original Jurisdiction

What is Original Jurisdiction?
- Definition and examples of original jurisdiction as it applies to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Writ of Mandamus

Legal Dictionary: Writ of Mandamus
- Provides the legal definition of the writ, as well as some examples of when/how the writ can be applied.
What is a Writ of Mandamus?
- Brief explanation and definition of a writ of mandamus. Good job explaining why and when a court would specifically order a mandamus as opposed to other legal actions.