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Author Leuchtenburg, William E. (William Edward), 1922-

Title The Supreme Court reborn : the constitutional revolution in the age of Roosevelt / William E. Leuchtenburg
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 350 pages)
Contents Mr. Justice Holmes and three generations of imbeciles -- Mr. Justice Roberts and the railroaders -- The case of the contentious commissioner -- The origins of Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Court-packing" plan -- FDR's "Court-packing" plan -- The case of the Wenatchee chambermaid -- A Klansman joins the court -- The Constitutional Revolution of 1937 -- The birth of America's Second Bill of Rights
Summary For almost sixty years, the results of the New Deal have been an accepted part of political life. Social Security, to take one example, is now seen as every American's birthright. But to validate this revolutionary legislation, Franklin Roosevelt had to fight a ferocious battle against the opposition of the Supreme Court--which was entrenched in laissez faire orthodoxy. After many lost battles, Roosevelt won his war with the Court, launching a Constitutional revolution that went far beyond anything he envisioned. In The Supreme Court Reborn, esteemed scholar William E. Leuchtenburg explores th
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-330) and index
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Subject United States. Supreme Court -- History.
United States. Supreme Court -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment -- History.
Constitutional history -- United States.
Judges -- United States -- History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 94011840
ISBN 019802715X (electronic bk.)
9780198027157 (electronic bk.)
(acid-free paper)
(acid-free paper)