In 1801, President John Adams nominated John Marshall as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and the Senate confirmed his appointment. He served on the Court until his death on July 6, 1835. He’s credited for establishing the Court’s power to declare laws unconstitutional. In Marbury v. Madison, he wrote– “It is emphatically the duty of the Judicial Department to say what the law is. Those who apply the rule to particular cases must, of necessity, expound and interpret that rule. If two laws conflict with each other, the Courts must decide on the operation of each.” For more information visit http://goo.gl/Kix5E8.