Lead: With the New Deal set at peril, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt faced a U. S. Supreme Court that was decimating his legislative agenda through the process of judicial review.

Intro. A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: In over two centuries of sometimes radical social and economic change, the United States Constitution has remained relatively undisturbed. It is essentially the same document ratified by the infant nation in the late 18th Century. After the Bill of Rights, only sixteen times has use been made of the intricate amending procedure proscribed in Article V. Constitutional change by amendment is possible but not easy, therefore other techniques have been used to adapt constitutional structures to the needs of a changing world.