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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 … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On February 5, 1937, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proposed a plan to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court. The Court ruled against some of his New Deal legislation, so he wanted to pack the Court with like-minded … Continue reading

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