Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Blaisdell: Constitutional flexibility in the face of crisis

The enormous pressures and hardships—financial, medical and psychological-- inflicted on the citizenry by the Great Depression required creative governmental responses that stressed the limits of the Constitution.

In the face of the nation’s gravest economic crisis, states struggled to find ways and means to keep Americans in their homes and on their farms.

The historic job losses meant that milli...

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