Progs Struck Down, FDR Declares Unlimited Emergency, Clinton Harassed

On This Progressive Day: May 27
The SCOTUS declares the National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional in A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. U.S. (1935)

President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an "unlimited national emergency" (1941)

The SCOTUS rules that Paula Jones can pursue her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton while he is in office (1997)

A Taliban suicide bomber kills at least 35 people and injures at least 250 in Lahore, Pakistan (2009)

37 days after the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill, President B. Hussein Obama finally holds a news conference in the East Room to answer some questions (2010)

b: Hans Lammers (1879), Henry Kissinger (1923), Christopher Dodd (1944); d: François-Noël Babeuf (1797), Ernst Niekisch (1967)

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