Published on July 31, 2021 by Morgan Black
JURIST has published a new commentary by William G. Ross, Cumberland School of Law's Albert P. Brewer professor of law and ethics, in which he discusses the perverseness of court packing today and in 1937.
He begins, "Court packing, an idea that seemed forever discredited for 80 years after President Franklin Roosevelt’s notorious plan went down in flames in 1937, is back on the table."
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