History Conversations: "William Marbury: The Man Whose Lawsuit Made the Supreme Court, Supreme"

Stay connected from home with “History Conversations,” periodic virtual lectures from our talented corps of speakers covering a wide variety of local history topics. Each lecture is livestreamed via Zoom and then posted to our website for a week.

“William Marbury: The Man Whose Lawsuit Made the Supreme Court, Supreme”
with Jim Johnston
Tuesday, October 20 @ 2:00 p.m.

Learn about a 200+ year-old tale of Supreme Court history this week, as Jim Johnston details the pivotal 1803 case of Marbury v. Madison and the man behind it–William Marbury. Born to an impoverished tobacco farmer in Prince George’s County, young Marbury had bigger dreams of fame and fortune. By 1800, he had acquired wealth and a large house in Georgetown. Following a dispute in which incoming president Thomas Jefferson told Secretary of State James Madison not to deliver Marbury his commission as justice of the peace, Marbury resolved to use his wealth to teach Jefferson a lesson. Learn about the resulting Supreme Court case, Marbury v. Madison, and how it established the proposition that the Supreme Court reigns supreme on matters of constitutional interpretation.

Visit https://montgomeryhistory.org/mhconnected/watch/ for the link to register for the Zoom session. Please note that the Zoom sessions are limited to 100 participants, so if you want to ensure your spot make sure to register in advance! If you have further questions about accessing the conversation via Zoom, please contact Matt Gagle, Director of Programs, at MGagle@MontgomeryHistory.org.

Tuesday, October 20 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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