Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court
by Jeff Shesol
Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR's Great Supreme Court Justices
by Noah Feldman
Sometime soon the US Supreme Court will decide if the Obama administration’s comprehensive reform of the health care system violates the Constitution. One federal appeals court has upheld the act. A second has no. One of the most important pieces of domestic legislation in decades may stand or fall on the vote on a single member of a politically divided Supreme Court. In 1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt faced a similar situation, only much worse and with even higher stakes.