Marbury v. Madison
William Marbury and James Madison
(Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)
In the 1803 Marbury v. Madison case
A) the Judiciary Act of 1789 was ruled unconstitutional
B) the midnight appointments of John Adams were allowed to assume their positions as federal judges
C) Jefferson and his limited-government supporters scored an unqualified victory
D) the provision in Article III of the Constitution giving the Supreme Court the right to rule an act of Congress unconstitutional was referred to by John Marshall in his decision
E) the checks and balance system of the federal governbment was weakened
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