Franklin Roosevelt Tried to Pack the Supreme Court. Democrats Should Too.

The idea that Roosevelt’s court-packing plan ruined his legacy is a historical fallacy.

Franklin Roosevelt giving a campaign speech in 1936. Source: Bill Moyers

The hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh began yesterday in a predictable fashion. Republicans, giddy at the prospect of a conservative majority on the Court, have attempted to portray Kavanaugh as a typically qualified, non-controversial…