The Constitution was still the supreme law of the land, they acknowledged, but it was merely whatever the judges said it is, as Charles Evans Hughes
(later to become Chief Justice of the United States) infamously said in 1907 at the dawn of the Progressive movement.
Edwards describes FDR's rancorous clashes with conservative Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes
, a confrontation that threatened to finish the New Deal for good-- and that led to FDR's attempt to pack the court in 1937.
Several, such as Chief Justice Earl Warren, Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes
and Justice Frank Murphy, had been governors of major states.
Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes
writes, in his book The Supreme Court of the United States: 'The Chief Justice as the head of the Court has an outstanding position, but in a small body of able men with equal authority in the making of decisions, it is evident that his actual influence will depend on the strength of his character and the demonstration of his ability in the intimate relations of the Judges ....
The obvious candidate was Charles Evans Hughes
, the former governor of New York and potential rival to Taft in 1912, whom Taft shrewdly had removed from the political arena by nominating him as an associate justice three months earlier.
The majority opinion was written by Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes
, the unsuccessful Republican candidate for president in 1916.
Kellor's rise to prominence in the Americanization movement began when she, along with social reformer Lillian Wald, was appointed by New York Governor Charles Evans Hughes
to that state's newly formed immigration commission.
The US Supreme Court is currently showing an exhibition entitled 'The Power of Image: Charles Evans Hughes
in Prints, Photographs, and Drawings'.
But by the 20th century most Welsh-Americans identified with the Republican Party and in 1916 one of them, Charles Evans Hughes
, was nominated as the Republican Party candidate.
Two additional New York governors more consequential than the Roosevelts in making the state's chief executive's office among the most powerful in the nation, Charles Evans Hughes
and Alfred E.
Perhaps a model for Roberts is Charles Evans Hughes
, another Republican, who served as Chief Justice throughout the New Deal years of President Franklin D.
Hayden, Charles Evans Hughes
, William Leo Hansberry, and others, C.