Judicial Review & Marbury v. Madison

On February 24, 1803, the Supreme Court established the rule of judicial review of Congressional legislation in Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 37 (1803).  Chief Justice John Marshall penned the opinion, holding that the federal courts had the power to review acts passed...
Lawlapalooza Was a Winner!

Lawlapalooza Was a Winner!

Thanks to everyone who visited us for Lawlapalooza, our annual research fair, to make it a big success. We’re pleased to announce the winners in our drawing for three Visa gift cards: $100 Visa gift card:  Uche Udechukwu (LLM) $50 Visa gift card:  Weizhe Liu...
16th Amendment (1913)

16th Amendment (1913)

Under Art. I § 9 of the Constitution, direct taxation of individuals was prohibited except in proportion to the census.  On February 3, 1916, the Sixteenth Amendment was ratified to impose an income tax, without regard to the population of any state.  The Constitution...

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