The New Deal Lawyers

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Princeton University Press, 1993 - History - 351 pages
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From the perspective of young lawyers in three key New Deal agencies, this book traces the path of crucial constitutional test cases during the years from 1933 to 1937.From the perspective of young lawyers in three key New Deal agencies, this book traces the path of crucial constitutional test cases during the years from 1933 to 1937.
 

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Contents

Corporatism and Cartels The National Industrial Recovery Act
17
The Blue Eagle in Court
35
Hot Oil and Hot Tempers The NIRA Reaches the Supreme Court
58
The Feeling of Belcher and the Search for a Successor
75
The Schechter Case and the HorseandBuggy Court
86
THE LEGAL REFORMERS OF THE AGRICULTURAL ADJUSTMENT ADMINISTRATION
109
The Search for Parity The Agricultural Adjustment Act
111
The Triple A in Court
133
THE LEGAL CRAFTSMEN OF THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
201
Labor under the Blue Eagle
203
Legal Craftsmen and the Wagner Act
226
The NLRB Implements Its Master Plan
254
The Supreme Court Opens Its Eyes
272
The Limits of Legal Liberalism
290
NOTES
301
BIBLIOGRAPHY
333

King Cotton and the TripleA Purge
156
Hamiltons Ghost in the Supreme Court
181

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About the author (1993)

Peter H. Irons is emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of numerous books on the Supreme Court and constitutional litigation, including Jim Crow's Children: The Broken Promise of the Brown Decision and A People's History of the Supreme Court.

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