The Hughes Court and Constitutional Consultation
Notre Dame Law School
The Journal of Supreme Court History, Vol. 79, 1998
Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 1318
This lecture, delivered to the Supreme Court Historical Society, details the ways in which justices of the Hughes Court provided guidance to members of the political branches in formulating constitutional solutions to the economic crisis of the 1930s. Among the policy areas considered are farm debt relief, energy policy, agricultural policy, civilian relief and public works, retirement pensions, and unemployment compensation.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 34
Keywords: Hughes Court, Supreme Court Historical Society, Great Depression, New Deal, legal history, constitutional history
Date posted: August 25, 2009 ; Last revised: May 1, 2013