President Franklin D. Roosevelts threat to pack the U.S. Supreme Court with appointees predisposed to uphold the constitutionality of his New Deal programs was an unnecessary risk of political capital. The so-called constitutional revolution of 1937 didnt need FDRs provocation because the Court had already been moving toward curtailing constitutional protections for economic liberties.
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