The constitution the court packing fight and the triumph of democracy paperback 41 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews see all 11 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Fdr v the constitution the court packing fight and the triumph of democracy book average rating author solomon burt fdr v constitution is the colorful story behind 168 days that riveted and reshaped the nation burt solomon skillfully recounts the major new deal initiatives of fdrs first term and the rulings that overturned . The constitution the court packing fight and the triumph of democracy walker and company january 6 2009 talked about president franklin roosevelts plan to pack the us supreme court . As it accepted congresss authority to legislate as it chose the court showed a readiness to shift its primary attention to civil rights and liberties a profound turn that was anathema to foes of court packing and contrary to solomons title arguably a triumph for roosevelt and democratic constitutional values. During his first term as president fdr became frustrated by a supreme court with a majority of republican appointees that routinely ruled unconstitutional various new deal initiatives in narrow 5
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