Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2013 Courtney K. Searis
After a full first term without any Supreme Court nominations, and almost no cooperation from the Court in regards to the New Deal, President Franklin D. Roosevelt decided to introduce a Court-packing plan into the Legislature that would allow him to add six new justices to the Court if necessary. The Bill failed in both the House and Senate but time allowed Roosevelt to have his chance to “pack” the court. Roosevelt nominated some of the best justices the Court has seen, and with their service the Supreme Court was forever changed.
Searls, Courtney K., "The Lasting Impression of a President on the Supreme Court: FDR’s Judicial Legacy" (2013). CMC Senior Theses. 558.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.