Talk:Marbury v. Madison

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Former good article Marbury v. Madison was one of the Social sciences and society good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Exceptions clause[edit]

The Exceptions clause is in Article III Section 2 of the Constitution. Exceptions to what? It could be exceptions to the division spelled out between original and appellate jurisdiction, rather than to appellate jurisdiction itself. Unfortunately, I don't know of any writings to this effect. A restriction on appellate jurisdiction would today be called a restriction on granting cert. Quite strange to me. ( Martin | talkcontribs 13:24, 23 February 2015 (UTC))

So what happened?[edit]

Did Marbury ask a lower court (with original jurisdiction) for his mandamus? Did he get it? Such an obvious question needs an answer for this page to reach 'good article' status! Doops | talk 05:06, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

Midnight Judges[edit]

I think its misleading to say Adams appointed these judges on March 3rd. While some were confirmed by the Senate on March 3rd, Adams made all of his nominations in February. The entire "Midnight Judges" narrative is an embellishment.