Franklin Roosevelt's Victory
A discussion of Roosevelt's accomplishments in the courts and judiciary that won him support and victory.
# 2814 | 4,070 words | 15 sources | 2001 |
Published on Feb 15, 2003 in History (Leaders) , Political Science (Government Agencies) , Political Science (Political Theory) , Law (Constitution)
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This paper takes a look at Franklin D, Roosevelt and his governmental successes in 1936. The author examines Roosevelt's judicial revolution during the time that marked his steps for victory and support.
From the Paper:"I may give you an awful shock in about two weeks," Franklin D. Roosevelt had confided to a close adviser on January 15, 1936.The Supreme Court had successively rejected his New Deal reforms meant to provide economic and social relief. Roosevelt resolved that the solution to the depression lay in the addition of new, liberal justices who would approve his programs. The next month, the president alarmed the nation with a proposal to reorganize the judiciary. The highly controversial "court packing" bill generated ripples of protest and debate. While critics accused Roosevelt of scheming to expand his personal power, many began to reexamine current conditions to determine what was needed to overcome the standstill of the recovery from the Great Depression. The deteriorating economic and social conditions and a series of unpopular Supreme Court decisions opened doors to criticism and analysis of the nine justices, and after the court packing bill, the pressure from the president, Congress, and the public reached its pinnacle. The proposal itself died out without much success, but its consequences were momentous. The threat of the bill, along with Roosevelt's awesome victory in 1936, drove the Supreme Court to abandon its mechanical interpretation of the Constitution and open its eyes to the "plainest facts of our nation." The bill played a key part in the judicial revolution process by acquiring the two swing votes that were the critical factors in the Court's decisions. Later its pressure pushed many justices to retirement, allowing Roosevelt to crowd the Supreme Court with his supporters, and truly concretize his victory."
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