The Supreme Court Issue

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The Supreme Court Issue

A controversy which dates from the adoption of the Constitution is revived in the present campaign by the proposal of Senator LaFollette to curb the power exercised by the Supreme Court over acts of congress and the attacks of Calvin Coolidge and John W. Davis upon that proposal as calculated to bring about fundamental changes in the American from of government.

Since the establishment of the Supreme Court in 1789, approximately fifty acts of Congress have been declared by the Court to conflict, in whole or part, with the provisions of the constitution, Ten of these decisions holding Congressional legislation invalid have been rendered by the Court within the last eight years. Of these ten decisions, five have been rendered by a ...

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