Elbay4.10 - Lecture Outline: April 10, 2007: Jonathan Elbay...

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Lecture Outline: April 10, 2007: Jonathan Elbay The New Deal – lasted only 5 years/ended in political stalement. (I) FDR’S Court Packing , Leuchenburg, FDR’s decision lost the battle BUT won the war/FDR’s threat had an impact through altering the courts’ decisions/attitudes. HOWEVER, question of whether courtroom packing was necessary/wise: -i.e. Court upheld Wagner Act, 5-4/ Federal Minimum Wage 1 month after FDR’s landslide victory/THUS: not necessary to attack the court system. Leuchtenburg- RANKEAN concept that have assess evidence within its original context -The worst economic downturn in USA/War of Depression -Natural for FDR to perceive the Supreme Court issue as a national emergency. Chief Justice, Charles Hughes reduced FDR’s impact on the issue/ very able administrator/ ‘Judicial politician’/ masterminded the timing of these measures: (1) Against FDR’s argument that the Supreme Judges were too old/couldn’t manage the workload/ Hughes assessed the workload, schedules etc that the Supreme Court was an efficient body-
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course HIST 397 taught by Professor Cooper during the Spring '07 term at Wisconsin.

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Elbay4.10 - Lecture Outline: April 10, 2007: Jonathan Elbay...

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