• This Is How FDR Tried to Pack the Supreme Court

    The Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937, commonly referred to as the “court-packing plan,” was Roosevelt’s attempt to appoint up to six additional justices to the Supreme Court for every justice older than 70 years, 6 months, who had served 10 years or more.

  • Fighting Words

    by Sean Wilentz

    No, “liberal” and “progressive” aren’t synonyms. They have completely different histories—and the differences matter.

  • FDR had a military parade, too

    by Susan Dunn

    It was in January 1941, after Franklin D. Roosevelt's inauguration to an unprecedented third term in office.