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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-12-08 04:36 PM
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19. It worked out extremely well for him
SCOTUS was overturning New Deal legislation (both federal and state) when FDR announced his plan to pack the court.

Justice Owen Roberts switched his position in West Coast Hotel v. Parrish, 300 US 379, a vote that was referred to as "the switch in time that saved nine".

FDR got EXACTLY what he wanted out of the threat to pack the court.
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