why was the court cases: McColloch v Maryland and Marbury v Madison important part of Judicial Review??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    1.) McColloch v. Maryland noted that the states may not interfere with the Federal Government when it is exercising valid constitutional power, because the Constitution is the supreme law of the land (Article VI).

    2.) Marbury v. Madison noted that an Act of Congress that contradicts the language of the Constitution cannot be enforced, since Article VI makes the Constitution the supreme law of the land. Otherwise, it would defeat the purpose of a constitution and the amendment process.

    These two cases added together show that:

    1.) The government and states may not violate the Constitution, or interfere in the exercise of constitutional power.

    2.) The Judicial Branch is responsible determining whether #1 occurs - since it's the duty of the judiciary to interpret the laws of the land.

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  • 1 decade ago

    In McCulloch v. Maryland (1819), the Supreme Court ruled that the state of Maryland could not tax the assets of the Bank of the United States. This ruling increased the power of the federal government over governments of the individual states as related to the country's banking system.

    Marbury v. Madison (1803), established the principle that the

    U.S. Supreme Court has the authority to declare an Act of Congress to be unconstitutional. This ruling established the principle of "judicial review" (which you are supposed to know all about after having studied it in your class), and the supremacy of the U.S. Supreme Court in issues relating to the Laws of the U.S.

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  • 3 years ago

    Marbury V Madison accepted the means of judicial overview. in case you seem on the form it would not definitely provide the U.S. the means to invalidate regulations or rule on constitutionality. Marbury accepted this means

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