National Affairs: Coal Act

From 1925 until last June Charles Irvin Dawson was Federal Judge in the Western District of Kentucky. From that bench he held unconstitutional: 1) Federal condamnation of land for slum clearance, 2) the Kerr-Smith Tobacco Act, 3) the NRA Coal Code. Then he resigned, because "I have been greatly disturbed by the tendency of Congress in the last three years to override all Constitutional limitations in the enactment of so-called New Deal legislation. . . . One of the impelling motives that prompted me to quit the bench was the deep-seated conviction that...

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