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  • The Supreme Court

THE SUPREME COURT | Episode 1 excerpt | PBS

Duration: 03:33
Program: The Supreme Court #101
Broadcast Date: Jan. 31, 2007

"The key lesson of Marbury vs. Madison is: Don't give important documents to your brother." --Ernest A. Young, University of Texas at Austin

Episode 1: One Nation Under Law examines the creation of the court and follows it through the brink of the Civil War, paying particular attention to the fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court -- John Marshall -- and to his successor, Roger Taney. Marshall presided over one of the most famous cases before the court while Taney presided over one of the most infamous.

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Post Date: May 9, 2011