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America 1930-1939: Law and Justice Research Article from American Decades

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In 1935 the Court found itself at the center of controversy involving the New Deal's ambitious legislative program. In January the Court invalidated, as an improper delegation of congressional authority, a portion of the National Industrial Recovery Act affecting the regulation of the oil industry. A few months later, Justice Roberts joined the conservatives in a five to four decision invalidating the Railroad Retirement Act, the chief justice having aligned himself with the Court's liberals. Clearly Justice Roberts had become the swing vote, more often than not aligning himself with the more conservative members of the Court against the chief justice and Associate Justices Louis Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo, and Harlan Stone. On 27 May the remainder of the National Industrial Recovery Act was declared unconstitutional in a decision that would temporarily cast a cloud over all other New Deal legislation. That case involved the...

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