N, Nine Old Men.
Edited By: Kermit L. Hall, James W. Ely Jr., Joel B. Grossman
Edited By: Kermit L. Hall
Nine Old Men.
As the Supreme Court resisted *New Deal efforts to cope with the economic crisis of the depression in 1935–1937, many persons criticized the justices, often in ad hominen terms. President Franklin D. *Roosevelt’s *court-packing plan of 1937, which drew attention to the elderly justices, encouraged a perception that the Court was composed of “Nine Old Men,” the title of a critical book published in 1936 by journalists Drew Pearson and Robert Allen.
William M. Wiecek