Wednesday, September 22, 2010

John Marshall

He was the chief justice appointed by Adams to the Supreme Court. He was a Federalist and helped to ensure the political and economic systems that were based on a strong central government. Marshall also promoted the contrary principle of judicial review (the idea that the Supreme Court word on the question of constitutionality) after the case of Marbury v. Madison in which Madison had dismissed Marshall’s suit to avoid a political showdown.

No comments:

Post a Comment