Today in 1935: The first “neutrality act” is signed into law

Aug 31, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On August 31, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt reluctantly signed the Neutrality Act into law, the first of many through 1941.

Today in 1935: Schechter v. U.S. rules another New Deal law unconstitutional

May 27, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

On May 27, 1935, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Schechter v. U.S., holding that Congress has very limited authority under the Commerce Clause.