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1906

Constitutional Law

Marbury v. Madison

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Supreme Court And Unconstitutional Acts Of Congress, Edwin S. Corwin Jun 1906

Supreme Court And Unconstitutional Acts Of Congress, Edwin S. Corwin

Michigan Law Review

The power of the Supreme Court of the United States to supervise Congressional legislation has been so generally assumed in the recent discussions, both in and out of Congress, of the proposed Rate Bill, and is indeed so apparently settled today that it becomes of interest to inquire into the intention of the Constitutional Fathers in this matter. Did the Fathers intend that the federal judiciary should have the right to declare an act of Congress of no effect because transgressing constitutional limits? It does not detract from the interest of this question that two recent authorities who attempt to …