On This Date in Legal History

The United States Supreme Court ruled against some of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation, so he wanted to pack the Court with like-minded justices who’d find his reforms constitutional. On February 5, 1937, the President proposed a plan to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court.

This is the desk and chair that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used in the Oval Office.

This is the desk and chair that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used in the Oval Office.

Watch this illuminating news clip from that era– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glLqH2JGXhY.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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