Supreme Court Cases

GIBBONS v. OGDEN (1824)

When one legal right infringes upon another legal right who wins? Lower courts may make a decision only to be appealed to the Supreme Court.

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MARBURY v. MADISON (1803)

Who gave the US Congress the right to simply pass a law telling the U.S. Supreme Court what or what it could not do? Remember, the US Constitution was already in place…set in stone and only an amendment to the Constitution can make those declarations. On the other hand, what in the Constitution gives the Supreme Court the right to ignore Congressional laws?

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