The New Deal Lawyers

The New Deal Lawyers

by Peter H. Irons
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691000824

ISBN-13: 9780691000824

Pub. Date: 08/23/1993

Publisher: Princeton University Press

From the perspective of young lawyers in three key New Deal agencies, this book traces the path of crucial constitutional test cases during the years from 1933 to 1937.

Overview

From the perspective of young lawyers in three key New Deal agencies, this book traces the path of crucial constitutional test cases during the years from 1933 to 1937.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691000824
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
08/23/1993
Pages:
351
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introduction: Boys with Their Hair Ablaze3
Section 1The Legal Politicians of the National Recovery Administration
Chapter 1Corporatism and Cartels: The National Industrial Recovery Act17
Chapter 2The Blue Eagle in Court35
Chapter 3"Hot Oil" and Hot Tempers: The NIRA Reaches the Supreme Court58
Chapter 4The Felling of Belcher and the Search for a Successor75
Chapter 5The Schechter Case and the "Horse-and-Buggy" Court86
Section 2The Legal Reformers of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration
Chapter 6The Search for Parity: The Agricultural Adjustment Act111
Chapter 7The Triple A in Court133
Chapter 8King Cotton and the Triple-A Purge156
Chapter 9Hamilton's Ghost in the Supreme Court181
Section 3The Legal Craftsmen of the National Labor Relations Board
Chapter 10Labor under the Blue Eagle203
Chapter 11Legal Craftsmen and the Wagner Act226
Chapter 12The NLRB Implements Its Master Plan254
Chapter 13The Supreme Court Opens Its Eyes272
Conclusion: The Limits of Legal Liberalism290
Notes301
Bibliography333
Index341

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