President Roosevelt’s “Court-Packing” Plan Reviewed (February 24, 1937)

Shortly after his 1936 re-election, President Franklin Roosevelt proposed a controversial plan to increase the membership of the US Supreme Court in order to assure that the Court would not strike down as unconstitutional additional New Deal reforms, as the Court had done in recent years. In a nationally broadcast radio address, Senator Black vigorously supported the President’s plan. His remarks were placed in the record of the Senate.

Congressional Record, Appendix to Session 75- 1 (1937), 306-308. Public domain via the Internet Archive.

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