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What best explains the lasting importance of the decision in Marbury v Madison?


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Marbury v. Madison, 5 US 137 (1803)

Marbury v. Madison was an essentially meaningless case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1803 in which the Court asserted the power of the Supreme Court to decide whether or not laws were constitutional. THAT is its lasting legacy, and every SCOTUS decision since cites Marbury v. Madison as their authority.

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