Robert H. Jackson, Assistant Attorney General--United States, "Court Packing Plan", Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Says Congress Can Curb Court -- Pictured as he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee is Assistant Attorney General Robert H. Jackson. The first witness at the hearing today, March 11, Jackson charged that only by the addition of new Justices to the Supreme Court could "harmony in government" be achieved. He also stated that Congress previously changed the size of the Court and is thereby empowered to change it again if it so wills.
20th Century, Washington D.C., 1937
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August 18, 2015
March 11, 1937
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