Supreme Court Decisions, 1938–39

Archive Report


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The New Supreme Court and the New Deal

The Supreme Court of the United States continued during its 1938–39 term to re-examine the “established” principles of constitutional law. When the term came to a close on June 5, the Court left behind it a record which displayed a refusal to be bound by doctrines evolved to deal with the problems of an earlier period; a disposition to adapt the law to the social, political, and economic conditions of today and to the philosophy of government represented ...

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