The Chief Justiceship of Charles Evans Hughes, 1930-1941

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Univ of South Carolina Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 275 pages
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"Written with an appreciation for both the legal and historical contexts, this comprehensive volume explores how the Hughes Court removed constitutional impediments to the development of the administrative state by relaxing restrictions previously invoked to nullify federal and state economic regulatory legislation. Ross maps the expansion of safeguards for freedoms of speech, press, and religion and the extension of rights of criminal defendants and racial minorities. He holds that the Hughes Court's germinal decisions championing the rights of African Americans helped to lay the legal foundations for the civil rights movement."--BOOK JACKET.
  

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Contents

A Chief Justiceship Begun in Controversy
1
Mixed Signals on Regulatory Legislation 19301934
29
Blocking the New Deal 19351936
58
Evolution and Revolution 1937
97
Economic Decisions 19371941
141
The Due Process Revolution
172
Steps toward Racial Equality
204
Hughes as an Administrator
219
The Enduring Enigma of the Hughes Court
243
Bibliography
251
Index of Cases
259
Subject Index
265
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About the author (2007)

William G. Ross, a graduate of Stanford and the Harvard Law School, is a professor at the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Alabama. He is the author of "A Muted Fury: Popu-lists, Progressives, and Labor Unions Confront the Courts, 1890-1937,

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