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Darrell J. Kozlowski

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Chapter 8: The United States Supreme Court and the Department of Justice (1789–Present)

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The United States Supreme Court and the Department of Justice (1789–Present)
The United States supreme court and the department of justice (1789–present)
Darrell J.Kozlowski

It is commonly accepted today that the Supreme Court of the United States has the final word on all constitutional matters; this extraordinary power of the Court was established in the early years of the Republic and has been a central principle in the U.S. system of government for more than two hundred years. The Court's power of judicial review is grounded in Chief Justice John Marshall's (served 1801–1836) declaration in Marbury v. Madison (1803): “It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is.”1 Given the Court's considerable power in health care and social policy, ...

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