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John Marshall, oil painting (reproduction) by Rembrandt Peale, 1826

During the thirty-five years that John Marshall served as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, he asserted both the power of the judiciary as a coequal branch of government and the supremacy of Federal authority.

Courtesy of the Supreme Court of the United States Washington, DC

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