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Marbury v Madison FINAL MM70ppi
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Marbury v. Madison (February 24, 1803)

Marbury v. Madison gave the Supreme Court power to overrule Congress, which has lasted over two centuries. But ironically, the Court was powerless in resolving the problem at hand.

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OilStatesvGreenesEnergyDecision
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Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group (Decision April 24, 2018)

Patent rights can be reviewed in executive branch courts.

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Jesner v. Arab Bank (Decision April 24, 2018)

Foreign corporations can’t be sued under the Alien Tort Statute.

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Patchak v. Zinke (Decision February 27, 2018)

The Supreme Court ruled Congress can use its jurisdiction power to affect live cases. It does not violate the Constitution for encroaching on the judicial power.

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Patchak v. Zinke (Argument Nov. 7, 2017)

Congress used its power to establish jurisdiction in a unique way: instead of establishing jurisdiction generally, it aimed to end a particular case. Did Congress encroach on the judicial power?

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What is a decision “on the merits”?

Concept explainer: What is a decision “on the merits”?

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