Today in 1803: Marbury v. Madison establishes “judicial review”

Feb 24, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On February 24, 1803, Marbury v. Madison was decided, holding that the judiciary has the power to “decide what the law is.”

Today in 1787: Founding Fathers agree to “Great Compromise”

Jul 16, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

After weeks of off-and-on debate over several competing proposals, the large states finally relented, agreeing to a Senate composed of two delegates per state, regardless of population.