First decision by the Supreme Court to declare a law unconstitutional (1803).
The landmark 1803 case
The case of
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Marbury then sued to obtain it. With his decision in
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A case in which the Court established a precedent for judicial review in the United States, declaring that acts of Congress that conflict with the Constitution are ...
Early in Marshall's term as Chief Justice, a seemingly insignificant case came
before the Supreme Court. However, that case,