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On this day in history, FDR’s effort to pack the Supreme Court failed badly

by Kerry J. Byrne

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s effort to pack the Supreme Court with as many as six new justices was rejected by the Democrat-controlled Senate on this day in American history 85 years ago — July 22, 1937.

FDR was buoyed by a huge victory over Republican challenger and Kansas Gov. Alf Landon in the 1936 presidential election.

He captured 46 of 48 states and 60.8% of the popular vote to earn a second term in office…

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