TITLE

1930-1940 THE GREAT DEPRESSION: 1937 F. D. R. FAILS IN HIS COURT-PACKING SCHEME

AUTHOR(S)
Baron, Robert C.; Scinta, Samuel
PUB. DATE
March 1996
SOURCE
Millennium 2000 -- 20th Century America: Key Events in History;1996, p47
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article recounts the relationship of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt with the Supreme Court. After his reelection in 1936, Roosevelt decided to take on the Court, both as retribution for declaring the National Industrial Recovery Act and the Agricultural Adjustment Act unconstitutional and as insurance that the Court would pass future components of the New Deal. In February 1937 Roosevelt submitted a judicial reform bill to Congress. Events in 1937, however, would allow Roosevelt to abandon the plan. By 1937 Justice Owen Roberts, who had voted with the majority previously to strike down New Deal legislation, began voting with the other side. The Court would later uphold several New Deal acts. The judicial revolution that Roosevelt wanted had come about with no outside intervention.
ACCESSION #
18519869

 

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