A Klansman Joins the Court: The Appointment of Hugo L. Black

@article{Leuchtenburg2018AKJ,
  title={A Klansman Joins the Court: The Appointment of Hugo L. Black},
  author={William Edward Leuchtenburg},
  journal={The Path To and From the Supreme Court},
  year={2018}
}
  • W. Leuchtenburg
  • Published 7 December 2018
  • History, Law
  • The Path To and From the Supreme Court
On August 12, 1937, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, rebounding from the worst setback of his long Presidency, took the first of a series of steps toward creating what historians would one day call "the Roosevelt Court." Galling defeat had come less than a month before when the Senate had killed his scheme to add a Justice to the Supreme Court for every member aged seventy or over who did not resign or retire. The original plan would have allowed the President to name as many as six new Justices, but… 
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