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The Child Labor Amendment

Popular opinion rises against child labor, and the Supreme Court shrugs. Congress tries again, but the Court is unmoved. Congress passes an amendment, ratification stalls, we take a detour through Kansas, and questions about the ratification process are raised but not settled. Eight years of the Great Depression and court-packing threats cause a change in constitutional thinking, and the Court shifts away from property rights as the fundamental guarantees of liberty.

Participants: Harry Sandick, Jon Hatch