American POTUS

John Marshall: The Chief Justice that helped create the Presidency

May 03, 2021 Robert Strauss, Alan Lowe, Scott Brun Season 2 Episode 17
American POTUS
John Marshall: The Chief Justice that helped create the Presidency
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American POTUS
John Marshall: The Chief Justice that helped create the Presidency
May 03, 2021 Season 2 Episode 17
Robert Strauss, Alan Lowe, Scott Brun

Chief Justice John Marshall was  one of those guys, always in the middle of things - fighting alongside Washington, and helping create the constitution.  But where he really shined, was when our 2nd POTUS asked him to sit on the Supreme Court.  He took the new job and ran with it, creating new procedures used to this day, and most importantly, elevating the court to an independent and co-equal branch of government.  Something Presidents then and now, have a love-hate relationship with!

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Chief Justice John Marshall was  one of those guys, always in the middle of things - fighting alongside Washington, and helping create the constitution.  But where he really shined, was when our 2nd POTUS asked him to sit on the Supreme Court.  He took the new job and ran with it, creating new procedures used to this day, and most importantly, elevating the court to an independent and co-equal branch of government.  Something Presidents then and now, have a love-hate relationship with!