Article 3, Section 2, Clause 1

Document 70

James Madison to James Monroe

27 Dec. 1817Writings 8:406--7

These considerations remind me of the attempts in the Convention to vest in the Judiciary Dept. a qualified negative on Legislative bills. Such a Controul, restricted to Constitutional points, besides giving greater stability & system to the rules of expounding the Instrument, would have precluded the question of a Judiciary annulment of Legislative Acts.

The Founders' Constitution
Volume 4, Article 3, Section 2, Clause 1, Document 70
The University of Chicago Press

The Writings of James Madison. Edited by Gaillard Hunt. 9 vols. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1900--1910. See also: Federalist

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