From Marbury v. Madison to Bush v. Gore: 200 Years of Judicial Review in the United States Academic Article uri icon


  • This Lecture consists of three parts. In the first part, I will lay out the background behind judicial review in the United States - the history, the theory, and the constitutional structure. In the second part of this Lecture, I will discuss some of the major United States Supreme Court cases that established and developed the doctrine of judicial review. In the third, and final, part, I will present the recent case of Bush v. Gore as an example of the major points that have been developed earlier. Finally, I will conclude with some general observations about judicial review and the rule of law in the United States.

published proceedings

  • Texas Weleyan Law Review

author list (cited authors)

  • Alton, S. R

complete list of authors

  • Alton, Stephen R

publication date

  • October 2001