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On March 4, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt took the oath of office administered by Chief Justice Charles E. Hughes. Four years later, Roosevelt would attempt to stack the Supreme Court with liberal justices. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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FDR's Losing Battle To Pack The Supreme Court

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Roosavelt clashed with members of the Supreme Court, including Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes (centre, front row), over his New Deal policies. Liberals and conservatives joined in opposition. Getty Images hide caption

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