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Which Chief Justice made the Judicial branch a co-equal partner with the Executive and Legislative branches?
November 15, 2009 12:45AM
Chief Justice John Marshall, who served from 1801-1835, played a
significant role in elevating the status and power of the Court
through court rulings that directly checked the power of both
branches of the federal government and reinforced the supremacy of
federal law over state law.
Marshall is most often associated with the concept of judicial review, as illustrated in Marbury v. Madison, 5 US 137 (1803).
For more information about Marbury v. Madison, see Related Links, below.