Biden Called Court Packing a ‘Bonehead Idea’ During 1983 Hearing

‘It was a terrible, terrible mistake to make’

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BIDEN: "President Roosevelt clearly had the right to send to the United States Senate and the United States Congress a proposal to pack the Court. It was totally within his right to do that—he violated no law, he was legalistically absolutely correct. But it was a bonehead idea. It was a terrible, terrible mistake to make, and it put in question, for an entire decade, the independence of the most significant body — including the Congress in my view—the most significant body in this country, the Supreme Court of the United States of America."

(h/t The Washington Free Beacon)

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