Marshall's greatness is the product of his belief in the now-unfashionable presupposition that there are right answers to legal questions.
Matthew J. Franck
What was the purpose and the effect of the Marshall Court’s decision in McCulloch v. Maryland?
Unlike our latter-day advocates of judicial engagement, Marshall saw that the separation of powers embodied principled limits on the judge’s role.
Edward S. Corwin's The "Higher Law" Background of American Constitutional Law offers some insight into the early influences on our law.
Matthew J. Franck is associate director of the James Madison Program at Princeton University, director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute, professor emeritus of political science at Radford University, and lecturer in politics at Princeton University.