„It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is...If two laws conflict with each other, the courts must decide on the operation of each...This is of the very essence of judicial duty.“

—  John Marshall, Context: It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is... If two laws conflict with each other, the courts must decide on the operation of each... This is of the very essence of judicial duty. 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137, 178
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