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Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court - Jeff Shesol
Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court
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In the years before World War II, Franklin Roosevelt's fiercest, most unyielding opponent was neither a foreign power nor "fear itself"-it was the U.S. Supreme Court. In this brilliant analysis of the president's battle with the Court, Jeff Shesol paints a vivid portrait of America at a... show more
In the years before World War II, Franklin Roosevelt's fiercest, most unyielding opponent was neither a foreign power nor "fear itself"-it was the U.S. Supreme Court. In this brilliant analysis of the president's battle with the Court, Jeff Shesol paints a vivid portrait of America at a crossroads in its history.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780393064742 (0393064743)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 656
Edition language: English
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5.0 FDR's great political misstep
The effort by Franklin Roosevelt to “pack” the Supreme Court in 1937 is regarded today as one of the greatest political missteps ever made by a president. Devised in response to the Court’s rejection of New Deal legislation, it galvanized a seemingly moribund conservative opposition and cost Roosev...
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3.0 Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court
So, as it turns out, Franklin Roosevelt hated old people. Ok, maybe that's a lie, but age did play a factor in the bout between FDR and the 'nine old men' (as the justices came to be known during this supreme court debacle). My super simple history summary goes something like this: FDR wins in lands...
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