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Akron Law Publications

2007

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In Defense Of The Roosevelt Court, Wilson R. Huhn Jan 2007

In Defense Of The Roosevelt Court, Wilson R. Huhn

Akron Law Publications

The overriding purpose of the New Deal was to create opportunities for the common person to acquire a stake in society. The Roosevelt appointees to the Supreme Court were unwilling to allow either entrenched wealth or arbitrary governmental action to interfere with that objective. They remade the Constitution, but in so doing they returned the Constitution to its original purpose – the protection of personal liberty. The Roosevelt Court laid the foundation for a jurisprudence of human rights upon which the Warren Court and subsequent Supreme Courts have continued to build.

Two justices presently serving on the Supreme Court – Justice Antonin ...