National Affairs: Necessity & the Law

Not until the Supreme Court finally passes upon its constitutionality will President Roosevelt's recovery program be out of the judicial woods. When that time comes the U.S. may have left the depression far behind and the points at issue may be as dead, for all practical purposes, as the Missouri Compromise of 1820 was in 1857 when the Supreme Court reviewed it in the Dred Scott case.

Last week President Roosevelt won his opening legal skirmish on the National Recovery Act in the District of Columbia Supreme Court. A Texas refiner attacked his executive...

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