1937 - The Supreme Court
A study of the O'Connor collection at the FDR Presidential Library reveals
that no topic has provided cartoonists with more inspiration that FDR's
"court packing" proposal. In his Second Inaugural Address FDR had indicated
he was ready to pursue a more vigorous path to reform. He stated, I see
one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished... ." FDR proposed
to add up to six new judges to the Supreme Court and up to 44 judges
to lower federal tribunals. His scheme was advertised as court reform.
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