STATES & CITIES: Lehman v. LaGuardia

Lehman v. LaGuardia

"No man in this country has ever asked for or received the dictatorial powers which would be yours through enactment of this bill. . . . The powers you require go far beyond those granted even to the President during those unparalleled days."—The Governor of the State of New York in a letter, last week, to the Mayor of New York City.

To straighten out the city's muddled finances Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia had sent to the State Legislature an emergency economy bill giving him temporary blanket power to reorganize New...

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