Question: How can the Supreme Court be checked?










Answer: The Legislative Branch can check the Judicial Branch by increasing the size of the Supreme Court, impeaching justices, confirming justices, and proposing amendments to the Constitution.

After key New Deal legislation was overturned in Schechter Poultry Corp. v. US, 1935, and Butler v. US, 1936, Franklin D. Roosevelt had a plan to “pack the court.” If Congress increases the size of the court, then the President can appoint justices with a similar ideology. His court packing plan was controversial, and he never went through with it. However, the plan was indeed constitutional.

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