court packing

noun U.S. History.
an unsuccessful attempt by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937 to appoint up to six additional justices to the Supreme Court, which had invalidated a number of his New Deal laws. Unabridged
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Members of both parties rejected the plan and the cry of court packing died down.
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