The Hughes Court and Constitutional Consultation

The Journal of Supreme Court History, Vol. 79, 1998

Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 1318

34 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2009 Last revised: 1 May 2013

Barry Cushman

Notre Dame Law School

Date Written: 1998

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Hughes Court, Supreme Court Historical Society, Great Depression, New Deal, legal history, constitutional history

Suggested Citation

Cushman, Barry, The Hughes Court and Constitutional Consultation (1998). The Journal of Supreme Court History, Vol. 79, 1998; Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 1318. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1460685

Barry Cushman (Contact Author)

Notre Dame Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 780
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0780
United States

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