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2,470 words... ely on simply a paragraph not even written by one of the Court's justices. The "Republican assault" began as early as March 7, the day after Taney read the majority opinion, when the New York Tribune pronounced that "The decision, we need hardly say, is entitled to just as much moral weight as would be the judgment of a majority of those congregated in any Washington bar-room. " The Chicago Tribune added on March 12: We must confess we are shocked at the violence and servility of the Judicia...
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1,098 words... sion. This case is the Court's first elaborate statement of its power of judicial review. In language which remains relevant today, Chief Justice Marshall said, "It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is. " Nowhere in the Constitution does the Court have the power that Chief Justice Marshall proclaimed. Despite there being no mention of such power in the Constitution, since 1803, our Nation has assumed the two chief principles of this case: th...
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1,478 words... citizen of Missouri (Fehrenbacher 276). Sanford's plea claimed the Scotts as his lawful slaves, asserted that he had gently laid his hands upon them and restrained them of their liberty as he had the right to do. Whether Sanford had committed assault and false imprisonment depended entirely on whether the Scotts were free persons or slaves (Howard 55). For more than a year after it was docketed, the Dred Scott Case waited for the attention of the Supreme Court. While the case was waiting for...
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1,795 wordsThe Influence of Marshall s Court The Supreme Court, under John Marshall, had a great influence on the development of the powers of our present day government. John Marshall s court was responsible for greatly increasing the powers of the Supreme Court and the Federal Government. The Supreme Court of the early 1800 s was nothing like it is today. The early Supreme Court didn t seem like it fit in well with the rest of the Government. But as we know that was destined to change. The man who change...
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1,876 wordsJohn Marshall: Father of the Modern Judiciary If George Washington is the father of our country, and James Madison the father of the Constitution, then few will deny that John Marshall is the father of our modern federal court system. It is surprising, then, that there are so few serious studies of the Chief Justices life. Every year there are a gross of biographies on Thomas Jefferson and his peers, but, until just recently, the last formal analysis of Marshall was in 1916. But the lack of lite...
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