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The Cinderella Branch - U.S. Supreme Court in 1803

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In 1801, in the midst of an emotional and partisan political climate that makes 2016 look tame, the Supreme Court had to pass judgment on the actions of newly elected President Thomas Jefferson and Secretary of State James Madison.  We will examine the case of Marbury vs. Madison, the "midnight judges," and the events and personalities that put the weak young Supreme Court and its new Chief Justice in an apparent no-win situation. The ingenious solution made the case "one of the most famous and influential in history."

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Small Hall

John Anderson 



Please read:  Reading: Suggested: The Great Decision by Sloan & McKean.



Registration Closes On
Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/24/2019 - 11/7/2019 Weekly - Thu 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Williamsburg, Small Hall  Map John Anderson