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In "The Supreme Court Reborn," William E. Leuchtenburg deftly portrays the events leading up to Roosevelt's showdown with the Supreme Court, from the Court's relentless invalidation of regulatory laws to Roosevelt's notorious "Court-packing plan" which would have allowed the president to add one new justice for every sitting justice over the age of seventy. In fascinating detail Leuchtenburg shows that as a consequence of the Constitutional revolution that began in 1937, not only was the New Deal upheld (as precedent after precedent was overturned), but the Court also began a dramatic expansion of civil liberties that would culminate in the Warren Court.
This superbly crafted book sheds new light on the great Constitutional crisis of the century, illuminating the legal and political battles that created today's Supreme Court.
|1||Mr. Justice Holmes and Three Generations of Imbeciles||3|
|2||Mr. Justice Roberts and the Railroaders||26|
|3||The Case of the Contentious Commissioner||52|
|4||The Origins of Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Court-packing" Plan||82|
|5||FDR's "Court-packing" Plan||132|
|6||The Case of the Wenatchee Chambermaid||163|
|7||A Klansman Joins the Court||180|
|8||The Constitutional Revolution of 1937||213|
|9||The Birth of America's Second Bill of Rights||237|