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FDR'S Court-Packing Plan

With Republicans pushing the president’s Supreme Court nominee through the confirmation process, there’s also talk Democrats might try to increase the size of the court in response.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Kristan McMahon president of the Robert H. Jackson Center, about the history of the court’s size, with a focus on President Franklin Roosevelt’s court-packing plan during the New Deal.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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