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New York: Penguin Books, 1986. , Winfred A. Harbison, and Herman Belz. The American Constitution: Its Origins and Development. W. Norton, 1991. 67 Bruce Ackerman raised this question in We the People: Foundations (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1991), 172. 28 part 1: history and context Levy, Leonard W. Essays on the Making of the Constitution, 2d ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987. , and Dennis J. , The Framing and Ratiﬁcation of the Constitution. New York: Macmillan, 1987.
CONSTITUTIONAL INTERPRETATION5 D IFFICULTIES As noted in chapter 1, the document that the delegates produced at the Philadelphia Convention was the result of a number of compromises. Thus, although some provisions are precise and their meaning is readily apparent—elections for the House of Representatives take place every two years and presidential candidates must be at least thirty-ﬁve years old, for example—many are far from clear. ’’ The phrase ‘‘among the several states’’ has been the source of recurring debate over the extent of Congress’s power to regulate business and industry as well as a variety of other activities.
Thus, the threat of impeachment hung over the Federalist judges who remained on the courts after the 1801 Judiciary Act was repealed. Moreover, passage of the Amendatory Act suggested that if the Supreme Court did not bow to the will of the Republicans, Congress would simply prevent the justices from convening. Given those developments, if Marshall were to issue the writ of mandamus, Jefferson would likely ignore it. He also could initiate impeachment proceedings against the chief justice. On the one hand, then, the Supreme Court was hardly politically situated to order the president to deliver Marbury’s commission.