Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Transformation of the Supreme Court

Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Transformation of the Supreme Court

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Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed 10 justices to the U.S. Supreme Court - more than any president except Washington - and during his presidency from 1933 to 1945, the Court gained more visibility, underwent greater change, and made more landmark decisions than it had in its previous 150 years of existence. This collection examines FDR's influence on the Supreme Court and the Court's growing influence on American life.
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 18mm | 421.84g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • M.E. Sharpe
  • Armonk, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0765610337
  • 9780765610331

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Introduction and Summary, Stephen K. Shaw Part I. The Supreme Court: Image and Reality 1. Franklin Roosevelt and the Supreme Court: A New Deal and a New Image, Barbara A. Perry and Henry J. Abraham 2. Was There a Constitutional Revolution in 1937? Roger W. Corley 3. The Battle to Save the Court, James C. Duram Part II. The Roosevelt Court: Law and Politics 4. FDR and Charles Evans Hughes: President Versus Chief Justice, Kenneth M. Holland 5. The Nomination and Confirmation of Hugo L. Black to the U.S. Supreme Court: The Shreveport Reaction, Elaine T. King 6. Felix Frankfurter's Transition to the Judicial Role, William D. Bater 7. "An Interesting Game of Poker:" Franklin D. Roosevelt, William O. Douglas, and the 1944 Vice Presidential Nomination, James L. Moses Part III. Constitutional Law as Applied to Politics: The Roosevelt Legacy 8. Federalism, the Roosevelt Coalition, and Civil Rights: FDR's Political Leadership, Donald W. Jackson and James W. Riddlesperger 9. Present at the Creation: The Roosevelt Court, Religion, and the First Amendment, Stephen K. Shaw 10. The Roosevelt Court and the Changing Nature of American Liberalism: An Uncertain Legacy, Harvey G. Hudspeth
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