Was Marbury v. Madison Good for American Government?

Take any American history or political science course and you are certain to talk about the landmark Supreme Court case of Marbury v. Madison. I could probably also surmise that you will be told this is precisely the role the Constitution gave the judicial branch.

That, of course, would be wrong, but this would be one of many events the modern American educational system muffs on a regular basis.

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Interview: Talking Federal Supremacy and State Action to Limit Federal Power

On April 4, I appeared on Suzanne Sherman’s show The Wasatch Report. We talked about how state action can limit the scope of the federal government, focusing specifically on the Second Amendment, dispelled the persistent myth of absolute federal supremacy and talked about why you shouldn’t count on lawyers to tell you what the Constitution means. It was a fast-paced and fun interview, and I appreciate Suzanne inviting me to join her on her show.

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