The Constitution : whose interpretation?

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Date
1959
Summary
Dramatizes the fight of Franklin D. Roosevelt to prevent defeat of New Deal laws through Supreme Court decisions and highlights his efforts to change the structure of the Court. Centers attention on the fight to save the Social Security Act and the National Labor Relations Act from nullification by the Supreme Court and also treats the legal decisions which voided the NRA, the AAA, the McGuffey Act, and the Municipal Bankruptcy Act. Recounts the process whereby the Court achieved the power of Judicial Review and set the precedent for voiding federal laws. Indicates how previous presidents and Congress worked to avoid nullification of their programs by the Supreme Court. Closes with the defeat in Congress of the Roosevelt Court Bill and the effects of the fight on future Court decisions.
Contributors
Center for Mass Communication of Columbia University Press; Erik Barnouw; Herbert Wechsler; Robert Trout; Stephen L. Sharff
Publishers
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Genres
Educational; Historical; Legal
Subject
United States -- Politics and government ; Law ; Political science ; United States -- History ; Roosevelt, Franklin D. -- (Franklin Delano), -- 1882-1945.
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003184985; Other: GR00462710; MDPI Barcode: 40000003184985

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