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Judicial Supremacy The 1787 Project

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Marbury v. Madison (1803) may have established the doctrine of judicial review [actually, that may have been established earlier; see Keith Whittington's recent book Repugnant Laws], but it didn't necessarily establish the doctrine of judicial supremacy. Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Roger Taney, and Abraham Lincoln help us understand the difference.

Marbury v. Madison (1803) may have established the doctrine of judicial review [actually, that may have been established earlier; see Keith Whittington's recent book Repugnant Laws], but it didn't necessarily establish the doctrine of judicial supremacy. Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Roger Taney, and Abraham Lincoln help us understand the difference.

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