Didn’t Work Before…Won’t Now

FDR tried to pack the courts to create a permanent majority. The left has become crazed because they’ve lost their most reliable means of enacting their socialist agenda.

Packing the Court again

The last time the Democrats tried that was in 1937. President Franklin Roosevelt had just been re-elected by the largest majority in American history. He carried all but two states, Maine and Vermont, and racked up unprecedented Democratic majorities in the Senate and House.

So FDR proposed to appoint one new justice for every sitting justice over the age of 70. That would allow him to add six new justices to the Supreme Court, raising the number from nine to 15. Such a court, he reckoned, would uphold the New Deal.

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