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Justice John B. Gibson argued that mistakes made by judges can only be corrected

a. at the ballot box.
b. by state governors.
c. by constitutional amendment.
d. by state legislatures.

About the Podcast: 60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation’s government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation’s history and government.

60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center’s education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 1868, Amendments and judicial review, Part 17: Justice John Gibson's arguments against judicial review
Justice John Gibson created some powerful arguments against judicial review.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1867, Amendments and judicial review, Part 16: Arguments against judicial review
Judicial review wasn't accepted by everyone. President Andrew Jackson even threatened not to enforce Supreme Court decisions he disagreed with.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1866, Amendments and judicial review, Part 15: The Judiciary Act of 1789
Article III of the Constitution only outlines the national judiciary; Congress had to fill in the details.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1865, Amendments and judicial review, Part 14: Marshall's arguments
What were John Marshall's arguments in favor of judicial review? Find out on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1864, Amendments and judicial review, Part 13: Judicial review
Who has the final say about the meaning of the Constitution? Find out on today's episode.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1863, Amendments and judicial review, Part 12: Marbury v. Madison
Does the Supreme Court have the authority to declare laws unconstitutional? Find out on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1862, Amendments and judicial review, Part 11: James Madison's other proposals
James Madison had many ideas for improving the Constitution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1861, Amendments and judicial review, Part 10: Prominent supporters of a bill of rights
Jefferson, Washington, and Madison all supported a bill of rights. Ten of the amendments proposed by Madison were later adopted as the Bill of Rights.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1860, Amendments and judicial review, Part 9: Unsuccessful arguments for a bill of rights
George Mason and others argued that a bill of rights be added to the Constitution. They did not gain enough support for the idea during the Philadelphia Convention, but their idea would eventually triumph.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1859, Amendments and judicial review, Part 8: Prohibition
Americans thought better about Prohibition, repealing it in 1933.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1858, Amendments and judicial review, Part 7: The Constitution amended
On today's podcast, amendments to the Constitution affecting the president and Congress.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1857, Amendments and judicial review, Part 6: Fundamental changes
Today we learn about some important constitutional amendments that go to the core of our constitutional system.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1856, Amendments and judicial review, Part 5: The Bill of Rights
What is the Bill of Rights? Find out on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1855, Amendments and judicial review, Part 4: Madison and the Bill of Rights
Which Framer of the Constitution pushed the Bill of Rights through Congress? Find out on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1854, Amendments and judicial review, Part 3: How the Constitution has been amended
Most proposed amendments fail to be approved by Congress before being sent to the states. Learn about some of these on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1853, Amendments and judicial review, Part 2: How to amend the Constitution
How to amend the Constitution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1852, Amendments and judicial review, Part 1: Amending the Constitution
The Framers wanted the Constitution to be difficult to amend, but not sacrosanct.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1851, The Federalists, Part 14: The robust political scene of the Founding era
Political operatives in the Founding era weren't above using unsavory tactics.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1850, The Federalists, Part 13: The Constitution is ratified
On today's podcast, the Constitution is finally ratified.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1849, The Federalists, Part 12: A compromise saves the Constitution
On today's podcast, a compromise saves the Constitution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1848, The Federalists, Part 11: The lack of a bill of rights
On today's podcast, Alexander Hamilton's arguments against a bill of rights.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1847, The Federalists, Part 10: The branches of government protect basic rights
Do the three branches of government protect our basic rights? The Federalists thought so.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1846, The Federalists, Part 9: The Constitution promotes republicanism
The Federalists argued that the rights and welfare of everyone is protected by the unamended Constitution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1845, The Federalists, Part 8: State legislatures and civic virtue
In the early years of the American republic, state legislatures sometimes favored creditors over debtors. The Founders saw this as a betrayal of the ideals of the Revolution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 1844, The Federalists, Part 7: Civic virtue is not reliable
Is civic virtue enough to ensure good government? Not according to the Federalists.