The Judiciary Reorganization Bill of 1937, frequently called the court-packing plan, was a legislative initiative to add more justices to the Supreme Court proposed by U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt shortly after his victory in the 1936 presidential election. Although the bill aimed generally to overhaul and modernize all of the federal court system, its central and most controversial provision would have granted the President power to appoint an additional Justice to the U.S.
In the United States, the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act, Pub. 238, 75th Congress, 50 Stat. 551 (Aug. 2, 1937), was a significant bill on the path that led to the criminalization of cannabis. It was introduced to U.S. Congress by Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, Harry Anslinger. The Act is now commonly referred to using the modern spelling as the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act.
The Neutrality Acts were laws that were passed by the United States Congress in the 1930s, in response to the growing turmoil in Europe and Asia that eventually led to World War II. They were spurred by the growth in isolationism and non-interventionism in the US following its costly involvement in World War I, and sought to ensure that the US would not become entangled again in foreign conflicts.
The Constitution of Ireland is the second constitution of independent Ireland and replaced the Free State Constitution of 1922. It came into force on 29 December 1937 after having been passed by a national plebiscite on 1 July 1937. The constitution falls broadly within the liberal democratic tradition.
National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, 301 U.S. 1 (1937), was a United States Supreme Court case that declared that the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (commonly known as the Wagner Act) was constitutional. It effectively spelled the end to the Court's striking down of New Deal economic legislation, and greatly increased Congress's power under the Commerce Clause.
The Executive Powers (Consequential Provisions) Act, 1937 was an Act of the Oireachtas which retrospectively completed the abolition of the Governor-General of the Irish Free State. In December 1936 then President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State Eamon de Valera had ensured the passage of the Constitution (Amendment No. 27) Act which proported to abolish the office of governor-general.
De Jonge v. Oregon, 299 U.S. 353 (1937), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Fourteenth Amendment's due process clause applies to freedom of assembly. The Court found that Dirk De Jonge had the right to organize a Communist Party and to speak at its meetings, even though the party advocated industrial or political change in revolution. However, in the 1950s with the fear of communism on the rise the Court ruled in Dennis v.
“The switch in time that saved nine” is the name given to what was perceived as the sudden jurisprudential shift by Associate Justice Owen J. Roberts of the U.S. Supreme Court in West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish. Conventional historical accounts portrayed the Court's majority opinion as a strategic move to protect the Court's integrity and independence from President Franklin Roosevelt's court-reform bill, which would have expanded the size of the bench up to 15 justices.
Steward Machine Company v. Davis, 301 U.S. 548 (1937), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the unemployment compensation provisions of the Social Security Act of 1935. The Act established a national taxing structure designed to induce states to adopt laws for funding and payment of unemployment compensation. The decision in Steward signaled the Court’s acceptance of a broad interpretation of Congressional power to influence state laws.
The 1939 California tropical storm, also called the 1939 Long Beach Tropical Storm, El Cordonazo, The Lash of St. Francis was a tropical cyclone that hit Southern California in September, 1939. Formerly a hurricane, it was the only tropical storm to make landfall in California in the twentieth century.
The coat of arms of Viet Nam is modelled after Communist Party symbols, including the yellow star on a red field. The cog and crops represent the cooperation of agriculture and industrial labor in the Communist model. It is similar to the coat of arms of Angola and the coat of arms of China, and was adopted by the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) on November 30, 1955. It later became national following reunification with South Vietnam on July 2, 1976.
Forbidden Kingdom may refer to: The Forbidden Kingdom, a 2008 martial arts action film starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li. Forbidden Kingdoms, a setting in Dungeons & Dragons Forbidden City, Imperial Palace of the Empire of Great Qing of China and Empire of the Great Ming of China. Bhutan, a country sometimes referred to as the Forbidden Kingdom Tibet, a former country sometimes referred to as the Forbidden Kingdom Shangri-La
Ahmed Fraj Hussein al Masli (born December 28, 1979) is a Libyan international footballer, currently playing for Libyan Premier League club Ahly Benghazi, as a striker. He is a member of the Libyan national team. By scoring against Al Hilal on November 21, 2008, he has now scored against every team in the Libyan Premier League. He is the only player ever to do so.