What if the Supreme Court did not have the power to review laws or executive decisions, to overturn those that are “unconstitutional”? How different might life be in the United States?
“Until 1803, it was not a foregone conclusion that the Supreme Court of the United States would have that power…A relatively minor lawsuit led to one of the most important Supreme Court decisions in American history, Marbury v. Madison, laying the foundation for the Court’s ability to render its decisions about laws and actions. In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court claimed the power to review acts of Congress and the president and deem them unconstitutional, creating a precedent for an American process of judicial review.” (From the National Endowment for the Humanities)
Research three U.S. Supreme Court cases where judicial review changed our lives. Pick three of the most important cases on judicial review in the United States. Create case briefs for each case. Discuss judicial review, its origins, and what it is used for by analyzing the facts, rule of law, and the effect the case has had upon our country. Explain how the Court used judicial review and how our lives would be different if the case had not happened. Minimum of 2000 words.