After three years of prolonged litigation which has deprived the nation of many intended immediate benefits, another New Deal measure commonly known as the Public Works Administration has withstood the legal attacks persistently made upon it. One of the earliest enactments of the Seventy-third Congress during the present administration, Title II of the National Industrial Recovery Act, passed with the view of directing the country from an economic abyss, recently received judicial sanction in the United States Supreme Court, although Title I of the same act was early attacked and decreed unconstitutional in Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States. Title II, creating the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, has been largely carried into execution without interference from private interests, except as to loans and grants to municipalities and other divisions of states enabling them to construct electric power plants in competition with private power companies.
Gerald L. Stoetzer,
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATION - VALIDITY - REQUISITE INTEREST TO CHALLENGE CONSTITUTIONALITY,
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