BillMarti wrote:But all "is" you have to do "is" look it up in a dictionary and wala it's the same definition it always was.
BillMarti wrote:The only thing I see by the definition is the government can't reinterpret it as to limit our access or what we can or do own.
Marbury v. Madison
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Supreme Court of the United States
Argued February 11, 1803
Decided February 24, 1803
Full case name
William Marbury v. James Madison, Secretary of State of the United States
Section 13 of the Judiciary Act of 1789 is unconstitutional to the extent it purports to enlarge the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court beyond that permitted by the Constitution. Congress cannot pass laws that are contrary to the Constitution, and it is the role of the Federal courts to interpret what the Constitution permits.
Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (Cranch 1) 137 (1803) is a landmark case in United States law. It formed the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the United States under Article III of the Constitution.
This case resulted from a petition to the Supreme Court by William Marbury, who had been appointed by President John Adams as Justice of the Peace in the District of Columbia but whose commission was not subsequently delivered. Marbury petitioned the Supreme Court to force Secretary of State James Madison to deliver the documents, but the court, with John Marshall as Chief Justice, denied Marbury's petition, holding that the statute upon which he based his claim, the Judiciary Act of 1789, was unconstitutional.
Marbury v. Madison was the first time the Supreme Court declared something "unconstitutional," and established the concept of judicial review in the U.S. (the idea that courts may oversee and nullify the actions of another branch of government). The landmark decision helped define the "checks and balances" of the American form of government.The SCOTUS , (being part of the third branch of our government).... means that the government does indeed have the authority to interpret what the founding Fathers meant when they wrote the Constitution.