Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Transformation of the Supreme Court, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Frank J. Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 0765621010
  • ISBN-13: 9780765621016
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 280 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released July 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003

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This collection of ten essays examines FDR's influence on the Supreme Court, and the Court's growing influence on American life.



  • Frank J. Williams

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: The Supreme Court: Image and Reality.
2: Franklin Roosevelt and the Supreme Court: A New Deal and a New Image.
3: Was There a Constitutional Revolution in 1937?.
4: The Battle to Save the Court: The Kansas Press and the Court Packing Fight of 1937.
5: The Roosevelt Court, Law, and Politics.
6: FDR and Charles Evans Hughes: President versus Chief Justice.
7: The Nomination and Confirmation of Hugo L. Black to the U.S. Supreme Court: The Shreveport Reaction.
8: Felix Frankfurter’s Transition to the Judicial Role.
9: “An Interesting Game of Poker”: Franklin D. Roosevelt, William O. Douglas, and the 1944 Vice Presidential Nomination.
10: Constitutional Law as Applied to Politics: The Roosevelt Legacy.
11: Federalism, the Roosevelt Coalition, and Civil Rights: FDR’s Political Leadership.
12: Present at the Creation: The Roosevelt Court, Religion, and the First Amendment.
13: The Roosevelt Court and the Changing Nature of American Liberalism: An Uncertain Legacy.
Cultural Chronology.
Biographical Digest.
List of Editors and Contributors.