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John Marshall
US jurist


John Marshall wrote the Opinion of the Court for Marbury v. Madison.
  early and dominant chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who established the principles of U.S. constitutional law (1755-1835)
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John Marshall established that the Supreme Court can void a law it deems unconstitutional ("judicial review") and that the enumerated powers of the Federal government should be interpreted expansively.
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  • John Marshall wrote the Opinion of the Court for Marbury v. Madison.
  • They walk past shimmering marble busts of dead chief justices-a grumpy Charles Evans Hughes, a stately John Marshall, a sweetly dopey William Howard Taft-under a marble ceiling that’s got to be eighty feet up.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • I could finish my pre-legal course and go to John Marshall law school at night while I worked for him.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • In a piece promoting the event, titled "Jon Krakauer Reappears Out of Thin Air," the Seattle Post Intelligencer’s John Marshall explained that the reclusive writer had agreed to a rare public appearance because he believed people needed to know about Mortenson’s work.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea

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  • Among the acquaintances and colleagues who march across the pages of his diary are Sam Adams (a kinsman), John Hancock, Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Lafayette, John Jay, James Madison, James Monroe, John Marshall, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Hart Benton, John Tyler, John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, Lincoln, James Buchanan, William Lloyd Garrison, Andrew Johnson, Jefferson Davis and many others.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • He chose John Marshall of Virginia, whom he did not know, and his own former aide in Paris, Francis Dana.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • /To antagonize/ seems to have been given currency by John Quincy Adams, /to immigrate/ by John Marshall, /to eventuate/ by Gouverneur Morris, and /to derange/ by George Washington.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • In January, again in a private letter, came word from John Marshall by way of The Hague warning that the mission might not be received by the French Directory.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • On June 17, John Marshall arrived by ship in New York, and in another two days received a hero’s welcome in Philadelphia.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • There were some Federalists who had mixed feelings about the Sedition Act, and John Marshall was openly opposed.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams

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  • By first light, June 14, he was rolling north to Quincy, leaving John Marshall to manage in his absence.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • To replace him Adams first turned to his old friend John Jay, but when Jay declined, he chose John Marshall.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Adams discharged him at once and the same day named as his new Secretary of War, Senator Samuel Dexter of Massachusetts, and as Secretary of State, John Marshall, who was now a member of the House of Representatives.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • John Marshall had said much the same thing, and so had John Quincy in some of his correspondence with his father, but as Adams was to write, the assurances of Gerry—"my own ambassador"—were "more positive, more explicit, and decisive."
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • ON FRIDAY, March 4, 1825, inside the Hall of the House of Representatives at the Capitol in Washington, John Quincy Adams took the oath of office as the sixth President of the United States, administered by Chief Justice John Marshall; and as the year proceeded in Quincy, Massachusetts, the health and physical strength of his aged father, the second President of the United States, seemed to improve rather than decline.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
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