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Franklin Roosevelt and the great constitutional war : the court-packing crisis of 1937

Author: Marian C McKenna
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This new history of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the "Great Constitutional War" is a critical, revisionist portrayal of FDR's personal role in initiating, on the advice of his attorney general, Homer S. Cummings, a "reorganization of the federal judiciary," or what in fact constituted a bald-faced attempt to "pack" the Supreme Court in 1937."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marian C McKenna
ISBN: 0823221547 9780823221547
OCLC Number: 49355855
Description: xxvi 612 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The fifty-fourth attorney general --
The New Deal in court --
Black Monday --
The fate of the AAA --
Secrets and stratagems --
Toward a constitutional crisis --
Landslide --
Roosevelt's revenge --
A storm of fury --
Some bad miscalculations --
The Senate hearings --
No real mischief --
Searching for compromise --
Showdown --
Aftermath.
Responsibility: Marian C. McKenna.

Abstract:

"This new history of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the "Great Constitutional War" is a critical, revisionist portrayal of FDR's personal role in initiating, on the advice of his attorney general, Homer S. Cummings, a "reorganization of the federal judiciary," or what in fact constituted a bald-faced attempt to "pack" the Supreme Court in 1937."--BOOK JACKET.
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