Why history shows 'court packing' isn't extreme

Historian Nicole Hemmer says court packing — as both a phrase and a historical precedent dating back to FDR and John Adams — obscures more than it reveals about the current debate over the size of the Supreme Court. She argues that history...

Why history shows 'court packing' isn't extreme
Historian Nicole Hemmer says court packing — as both a phrase and a historical precedent dating back to FDR and John Adams — obscures more than it reveals about the current debate over the size of the Supreme Court. She argues that history isn't an excuse to ignore the unique conditions of today's looming crisis over court expansion and reform.