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Franklin Roosevelt and the Great Constitutional War

The Court-Packing Crisis of 1937

by Joseph McKenna

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Published by Fordham University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: from c 1900 -,
  • Jurisprudence & General Issues,
  • Political structure & processes,
  • Inter-war period, 1918-1939,
  • Legal Reference / Law Profession,
  • History,
  • United States,
  • History: World,
  • USA,
  • Politics and government,
  • Courts - Supreme Court,
  • United States - 20th Century (1900-1945),
  • Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union,
  • United States.,
  • 1933-1945,
  • Judges,
  • Selection and appointment,
  • Supreme Court

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages612
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8119033M
    ISBN 100823221547
    ISBN 109780823221547


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