Thank Marshall for Judicial Review

The court system of the United States is set up to be the interpreter of laws, and to land rulings that often decide the fate of controversial laws, as it relates to their constitutionality. When the opposition is in control and is able to run a number of laws through congress and the executive that many on the other side find unfitting to our nation, it often falls to the judiciary to be the final check to stop said legislation. The power to do this is not actually strictly described in the constitution, and can often be a point of controversy itself. It all starts with the Judiciary Act of 1789 and a scorned justice of the peace, and ends with a judicial opinion that would permanently alter the trajectory of the Supreme Court.