William Marbury, Thomas Jefferson, judicial review, federalists
Of all the disappointed office seekers in American history, only William Marbury has been so honored as to have his portrait hung in the chambers of the United States Supreme Court alongside that of James Madison. The two titular protagonists to the Marbury v. Madison dispute had no idea that their original contretemps would ever find its way to litigation, let alone eventual mythic significance as the foundation stone of judicial review.
Forte, David F., "Who was William Marbury?" (2003). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 66.
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