Book Discussion on FDR v. The Constitution

Burt Solomon, author of FDR v. The Constitution: The Court-Packing Fight and the Triumph of Democracy (Walker and Company; January 6,… read more

Burt Solomon, author of FDR v. The Constitution: The Court-Packing Fight and the Triumph of Democracy (Walker and Company; January 6, 2009), talked about President Franklin Roosevelt’s plan to pack the U.S. Supreme Court following a series of rulings that negatively impacted the New Deal. Historic photographs were shown as Mr. Solomon talked about the political ramifications of the plan. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series of interviews during the month of August with authors of recently released books. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on FDR v. The Constitution

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Aug 20, 2009

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  • Aug 20, 2009 | 9:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 20, 2009 | 11:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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