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On February 5, 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt announces a controversial plan to expand the Supreme Court to as many as 15 judges, allegedly to make it more efficient. Critics immediately charged that Roosevelt was trying to “pack” the court and thus neutralize Supreme Court justices hostile to his New Deal. During the previous two years, the high court had struck down several key pieces of New Deal legislation on the grounds that the laws delegated an unconstitutional amount of authority to the executive branch and the federal government. Flushed with his landslide reelection in 1936, President Roosevelt issued a proposal in February 1937 to provide retirement at full pay for all members of the court over 70. If a justice refused to retire, an “assistant” with full voting rights was to be appointed, thus ensuring Roosevelt a liberal majority. Most Republicans and many Democrats in Congress opposed the so-called “court-packing” plan.
What government body would enact these changes to the Supreme Court? Or, would Americans vote on it?
The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.
originally posted by: Lab4Us
Remember what happened last time the Dems thought it was smart to change the status quo? That’s why it now only takes 51 votes in the Senate to confirm.
I believe one each Harry Reid (D) thought that was a good idea and pushed it through...
originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: projectvxn
" It means working outside of the constitution in order to seize power. "
In other Words , Anarchy . No , WE ARE Ready for that .............