John Marshall (1755–1835) was the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court between 1801 and 1835. His court opinions during this period provided the foundation for constitutional law in the United States and helped move the U.S. Supreme Court into the center of power in the American criminal justice system, making it capable of overruling Congress. Marshall remains the longest-serving chief justice and is known for reinforcing the principle that federal courts are obligated to exercise judicial review and must examine laws purported by citizens ...

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