Why did FDR develop the Supreme Court Packing Plan?

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Nov 24, 2017

Despite what some critics say, FDR said he wanted to expand the Supreme Court to up to 15 judges to make it more "efficient."


Franklin D. Roosevelt was trying to put together in New Deal, which consisted of a great number of government programs and reforms to rejuvenate America after the Great Depression. These projects and ideas were favorable to only some of the Supreme Court Justices, so some critics believed FDR was packing the court in order to cancel out the Justices who were against the New Deal and add in more that would favor it.