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Meaning of court packing

court' pack"ing

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— U.S. Hist. U.S. Hist.
  1. an unsuccessful attempt by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937 to appoint up to six additional justices to the Supreme Court, which had invalidated a number of his New Deal laws.
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