Welcome to The Marble Palace Blog. I am Tony Mauro, and have covered the Supreme Court since 1979, and for ALM since 2000. I retired in 2019, but in 2021, I launched the blog, focusing on the court’s history and mysteries, its quirks and its clerks, among other topics. I welcome tips and comments at [email protected].

Much has been written about President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1930s failed “court packing plan” to grow the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices.

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