Decision for justice: John Marshall and the Supreme Court

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Teaching Film Custodians abridged classroom version of a Cavalcade of America television series episode, "Decision for Justice" (season 3, episode 15), which originally aired February 15th, 1955 on ABC-TV. Dramatizes how John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, contributed to the establishment of the Supreme Court as the ultimate interpreter of the Constitution. Portrays the case of a government job appointee versus Secretary of State Madison (Marbury vs. Madison) in which the former aims to regain a job to which he had been appointed by a previous administration. Points out that many doubted the power of the Supreme Court and shows how Chief Justice Marshall and the associate justices established the authority of the court to review the constitutionality of laws by declaring part of the Judicial Act of 1789 unconstitutional.
Teaching Film Custodians; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center; ABC-TV
United States. Supreme Court
Teaching Film Custodians
Indiana University Libraries
Physical Description
film reel (20 min.) 16 mm
Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 40000003093707; Other: GR00439917; MDPI Barcode: 40000003093707; Catalog Key: 10907652

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