From Marbury v. Madison to Bush v. Gore: 200 Years of Judicial Review in the United States

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Stephen R. Alton

Texas A&M University School of Law

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

This Lecture consists of three parts. In the first part, I will lay out the background behind judicial review in the United States - the history, the theory, and the constitutional structure. In the second part of this Lecture, I will discuss some of the major United States Supreme Court cases that established and developed the doctrine of judicial review. In the third, and final, part, I will present the recent case of Bush v. Gore as an example of the major points that have been developed earlier. Finally, I will conclude with some general observations about judicial review and the rule of law in the United States.

Suggested Citation

Alton, Stephen R., From Marbury v. Madison to Bush v. Gore: 200 Years of Judicial Review in the United States (2001). Texas Weleyan Law Review, Vol. 8, 2001, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2700301

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