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The Resource The activist : John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, and the myth of judicial review, Lawrence Goldstone

The activist : John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, and the myth of judicial review, Lawrence Goldstone

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The activist : John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, and the myth of judicial review
Title
The activist
Title remainder
John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, and the myth of judicial review
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Goldstone
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Among the many momentous decisions rendered by the Supreme Court, none has had a greater impact than that passed down in 1803 by Chief Justice John Marshall in the case of Marbury v. Madison. While the ruling itself was innocuous, its implications were enormous, for Marshall had, in essence, claimed for the Supreme Court the right to determine what the Constitution really means, known formally as the principle of "judicial review." Yet, as author Goldstone shows, that right is nowhere expressed in the Constitution. Goldstone brings to life the debates at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 over the structure of our judicial system, and introduces in brief the life and ambition of John Marshall, and the early, fragile years of the Supreme Court. Marshall made the Court supreme, and ironically, while judicial review has been used sparingly, without it the Court would likely never have intervened in the 2000 presidential election.--From publisher description
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BTCTA
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1947-
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Goldstone, Lawrence
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Judicial review
  • Separation of powers
  • United States
  • Marshall, John
  • Marbury, William
  • Madison, James
  • United States
Label
The activist : John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, and the myth of judicial review, Lawrence Goldstone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-283) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
viii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780802714886
Isbn Type
:
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (CStRLIN)PAUL263494754-B
  • (OCoLC)192082386
Label
The activist : John Marshall, Marbury v. Madison, and the myth of judicial review, Lawrence Goldstone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
viii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780802714886
Isbn Type
:
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (CStRLIN)PAUL263494754-B
  • (OCoLC)192082386

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