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Constitution Day - The Early Supreme Court & the Legacy of John Marshall

Join Cooley Adjunct Professor Timothy Innes for a Constitution Day discussion about the early years of the U.S. Supreme Court and the most influential Chief Justice in its history, John Marshall. 

Thursday, September 21, 2023
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Profession Innes will examine in detail what is considered the most famous case in American legal history, Marbury v. Madison (1803). He will also explore the origins of judicial review, the power of the court to determine if a statute, case, or treaty comports with the Constitution. He will also examine how Marshall and the United States Supreme Court were able influence nearly every important political issue of the first half of the nineteenth century. In addition, he will examine the most important cases decided in the period between 1810 – 1823, the most productive period in Supreme Court history. During this time Marshall and his fellow justices, were at the height of their intellectual and persuasive powers. Cases discussed include: Fletcher v Peck; United States v. Hudson and Goodwin; Martin v. Hunter’s Lessee; United States v. Coolidge; McCulloch v. Maryland; Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Woodard,  and Gibbons v. Ogden.