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 and the Transformation of the Supreme Court by Stephen K. Shaw, William D. Pederson, Michael R Williams

Even Eleanor Roosevelt, according to one biographer of the former president, would "shake her head and say that she could not imagine what had led her husband to follow such a disastrous course" as his "court-packing" scheme of 1937. Comprising ten essays, the third volume to be derived from Louisiana State University's "FDR After 50 Years" conference of September 1995 explores that political debacle and other, more successful, efforts to influence the Supreme Court and U.S. law. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765610331
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/31/2003
Series: Library of Franklin D. Roosevelt Studies
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

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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