Decisions of the Supreme Court, 1935-36

Archive Report

The Supreme Court and Major New Deal Legislation

Five more cases involving important New Deal legislation were decided by the Supreme Court during the term that ended June 1, bringing to ten the total number of major measures of the Roosevelt administration so far subjected to final court review. This year, as last year, the government won only one case. Its sole victory, in the Tennessee Valley Authority case, came midway of the term on February 17, 1936, a year lacking one day after its earlier victory in the gold-clause cases. It was on May 27, 1935, that the Supreme Court invalidated the Frazier-Lemke mortgage-moratorium act and handed down the famous Schechter decision outlawing the N. R. A. Similarly, as the 1935–36 term drew toward ...

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