Although the number of U.S. Supreme Court Justices has fluctuated over the years, since 1869—for the last 153 years—the U.S. Supreme Court has operated with 9 Justices, with the number of Justices set by Congress. We all remember learning about President Franklin D. Roosevelt's famous court-packing effort, which ultimately failed. In the past few years, talk of expanding the Supreme Court has begun again, driven largely by those unhappy with the Court's recent decisions. Join us this Tuesday, August 16–2p ET—as we discuss the size of the Supreme Court, its history, and the challenges it faces today!
Join us for Constitutional Chats hosted by Cathy Gillespie, student ambassadors, and experts who join us weekly to discuss hot-topic issues! The audience is not on camera, but you may ask questions!