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"Mr. President, I Gave You a Big Vote of Confidence..."
RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH, Fred O. Seibel (1937)

In early 1937, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt announced his so-called court-packing plan, proposing that Congress allow him to add one new justice to the Supreme Court for every sitting justice older than 70 (up to 15 justices). The proposal proved to be a waste of Roosevelt's political capital, as it met with public disapproval and was rejected by Congress.