FDR and the Supreme Court: A Lasting Legacy

By Paul M. Sparrow, Director, FDR Library. The current debate about the appointment of a Supreme Court Justice during a presidential campaign is a political distraction because the constitution is clear on this. But the core issue about the importance of the President’s power to select Justices is vitally important. The consequences of the selection … Continue reading FDR and the Supreme Court: A Lasting Legacy

This Week in Roosevelt History: May 22-31

May 27, 1935: The Supreme Court declares the National Industrial Recovery Act unconstitutional. ********** Did you know: On May 28, 1934 FDR reviewed the fleet off the entrance to the New York harbor while aboard the USS Indianapolis. The fleet consisted of 81 warships, a naval line that stretched for 12 miles, which took 90 … Continue reading This Week in Roosevelt History: May 22-31

This Week in Roosevelt History: May 22-31

May 27, 1935: The Supreme Court declares the National Industrial Recovery Act unconstitutional. ********** The New Deal Estore is a great place to shop for Roosevelt related books, gifts, and other treasures from the New Deal Store at the Roosevelt Library. Available at http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu, the Estore features everything from a selection of the latest books … Continue reading This Week in Roosevelt History: May 22-31