Dictionary.com Responds to Court-Packing Definition Change

[Ed. Note: No word yet on when they plan to change the definition of ‘Orwellian.’]

by Penka Arsova
LaCorte News

Dictionary.com justified its recent addition to the definition of “court packing” by saying that “language evolves.”

The change on the site was flagged by one Twitter user who found that it was likely made last month. The post came in response to a conversation about the clash between Democrats and Republicans over the issue of court packing.

Initially, Dictionary.com’s definition of “court packing” referenced President Franklin Roosevelt’s proposed legislation, the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937, which sought to add six more justices on the bench for a total of 15. His effort proved unsuccessful.

The site has not removed that definition but rather added a new one, which says court packing is the “practice of changing the number or composition of judges on a court, making it more favorable to particular goals or ideologies, and typically involving an increase in the number of seats on the court.”

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