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court packing

noun, U.S. History
1.
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.
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  • Members of both parties rejected the plan and the cry of court packing died down.

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