The Bench had been created almost entirely by appointments by conservative Presidents...These men seemed to have a definite mission in life to block our social and economic progress; and dedicated to that mission, they clung to their places."
"Time would not allow us to wait for vacancies. Things were happening."
In composing the attached article for Collier's, FDR made his feelings clear that he felt a deep sense of urgency to alleviate the collective pain spreading across the nation as a result of the Great Depression. Believing that it was the Supreme Court that was prolonging the agony of the American unemployed, FDR quickly began to examine all his options as to how he could best secure a majority on the court.
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