The Marshall Court


John-Marshall4John Marshall’s famous Court Cases

  • Marbury v Madison

o   Claimed power to decide the constitutionality of laws made by Congress and actions of the President would be with the Supreme Court

  • McCulloch v Maryland

o   Federal law superior to state law

o   Maryland had tried to tax the operations of the new Bank of the US to protect their state banks

  • Gibbons v Ogden

o   Power to regulate commerce involving more than one state (interstate) lies with the federal government