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SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE REORGANIZATION OF THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY: HEARINGS BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY, UNITED STATES SENATE,...

United States Senate


Item #: 63979
Published: OE; J. S. Littell, Law-Bookseller; Reprinted in 2007.

Includes the Adverse Report, and Hearings, Part 1-6. Thisset of hearing transcripts and the texts of supportingdocuments chronicles the history of Franklin D. Roosevelt'scourt-packing plan and its defeat in the United StatesSenate. Angered by the Court's hostility to legislationrelating to the New Deal recovery plan, Roosevelt proposed abill to expand the membership of the court on February 5,1937. Presented as a way to increase efficiency, it wasintended to create seats for justices who would support theNew Deal. The resulting struggle was a critical episode inRoosevelt's presidency and one of the nastiest clashesbetween the executive and judiciary in American history.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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