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If Roosevelt’s judicial reform had been passed, how would new judges have been appointed? on the basis of the years of experiences of sitting judges on the basis of the age of sitting judges on the basis of the workload of the Supreme Court on the basis of the will of the people on the basis of the number who had retired

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Ronald Miller on January 29, 2019

Correct answer: on the basis of the age of sitting judges.Context/explanation:President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was prepared to implement his New Deal programs as an antidote to the Great Depression. However, the Supreme Court of the united states had already decided that some of the provisions of the New Agreement was unconstitutional, because it took too much power in the hands of the federal government, especially the executive branch of the federal government. So, riding the momentum of his crushing reelection victory in 1936, in February 1937, FDR proposed a plan to enlarge the Supreme Court of 15 judges. The plan is offered to provide full pay for justices over 70 years of age, who would retire. If the old judges did not retire, judges assistants (with full voting rights) would be appointed to sit with the judges. This was a way of FDR is expected to give the court a liberal majority that would be on the side of their programs.As it turned out, before franklin delano ROOSEVELT's proposal came up for a vote in Congress, two of the session, the judges came up to his side of the argument, and the Supreme Court approved constitutional the Social Security Act and the National Labor Relations Act. So your plan (which failed in the U.S. Senate) became unnecessary for their purposes. Roosevelt's "court-packing" scheme was unpopular. It was seen as an attempt to take away the independence of the judicial branch of government.


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