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Book: The U.S. Constitution in Five Minutes

Chapter: 20. Judicial Review

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43580


In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court asserted the Court alone has the power of judicial review, or that it is the final interpreter of what is constitutional and what is not. The issue? Judicial review is not mentioned anywhere in the Constitution, which raises questions about the use and acceptance of this power.

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