A Crafty Chief Justice
US Presidents and the Supreme Court have a rich history to study. This interesting article shows politics at its best.
On February 5, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt shocked America by introducing a plan to expand the Supreme Court, to gain favorable votes. FDR’s war on the court was short-lived, and it was defeated by a crafty chief justice and Roosevelt’s own party members.
Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes
President Roosevelt had enacted wide-ranging legislation along with congressional Democrats as part of his New Deal program, starting in 1933.