Page 8, 20th August 1937

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Page 8, 20th August 1937 — Has the President OverReached Himself?

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Has the President OverReached Himself?

Moreover, neither Congress nor judges are likely to give him further opportunities for such nominations, by enlarging ' the court or retiring from it. Even his reported plan for carrying his scheme by an amendment to the Constitution is likely to suffer from his action, unexceptional though this method is from the point of view of the constitutionalist.

In fact, the President seems to have delivered himself into the hands of his enemies in both the great Parties. He is doubtless right in thinking that until the Supreme Court becomes politically more flexible, it will continue to be a citadel of privilege, but he seems to have lost in the intensity of his conviction and his resentment, his flair for practical politics.

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