Crazy Like A Fox, Biden’s Court Packing Gambit

The number of justices on the Supreme Court was fixed in 1869, not as a constituional amendment, but by a simple law. So it could be changed relatively easily though few politicians on either side of the aisle want to make the effort. So why should the administration go about the effort? Perhaps there’s more at work than we can see.

From 1937, the last time a president wanted to add justices to the Supreme Court.