US Since 1865: A president (FDR) and the Supreme Court
His first term wasn't controversial except for some objections from a conservative Supreme Court and for some critics. In the election of 1936, he carried ... enough Justices had retired for Roosevelt to have appointed seven New Dealers to the Court.
FDR's Losing Battle To Pack The Supreme Court
the Supreme Court, Shesol examines Roosevelt's frustration with the conservative judicial branch throughout his administration — and his attempt, shortly after his re-election in 1936 ... what the justices (Brandeis excepted) did not. So many people ...
Justices Will Prevail
Roosevelt was not the first president to spar with the Supreme Court ... justices with his own appointees. If Justice John Paul Stevens retires at the end of this term, as many analysts expect, Mr. Obama will have the chance to make his second appointment.
The Supreme Court
The history of Supreme Court nominations cuts two ways. While it is risky to predict how many appointments ... Although Franklin Roosevelt did not get any appointments in his first term, he ended up naming eight justices to the Court and elevating a ...
How Obama Can Attack the Supreme Court—and Win
Some liberals want the president to go after the Court in the upcoming election ... decision through new Supreme Court appointments. Despite what many people think, Franklin Roosevelt did not run against the Supreme Court in the 1936 presidential campaign.