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the judge who presides over a supreme court

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The literature on the Supreme Court under the Chief Justiceship of Charles Evans Hughes and the tumultuous events surrounding the struggle over President Franklin D.
Justice Scalia assumed, plausibly, it has something to do with the institutional responsibilities of the Chief Justiceship.
Behind the scenes, however, a different picture emerges of Latham's chief justiceship.
23) Most striking is the relentless growth of Canadian citations, once a minority of all citations but now approaching nine in every ten, increasing by about eight percent for each chief justiceship.
The two average terms (forty-three signatures on twenty-seven concurrences in nineteen cases) are 1991-92 and 1998-99, nicely framing the peak year as well as marking something close to the beginning and end of Lamer's Chief Justiceship.
Rather, most of my professional work since leaving the Chief Justiceship has been in what I jocularly call "playing judge.
2) By Frankfurter's time such a decision was virtually unthinkable, so much so that he declared that "only a madman, a certified madman, would resign the chief justiceship to become governor.
concurrence dropped precipitously during his Chief Justiceship.
That night Dixon took the express to Sydney where all sorts of rumours about the Chief Justiceship were flying around: that Earle Page, Leader of the Country Party, was opposed to Latham, that Menzies had said no one should go from politics to the bench, even that Menzies was sick of the question and would take the position himself.
Jackson later made an open attack on his Alabama colleague, Hugo Black, in 1946, at a time when Jackson might well have been boosted to the chief justiceship.
When Marshall assumed the Chief Justiceship, the Supreme Court was, at best, an inchoate institution, a co-equal branch in theory but a poor relation in fact.
To put these debates in broader perspective, one should recall that, to Marshall's critics, his chief justiceship strengthened the Court as a "fortress of conservatism.
Had Jackson's draft of his unissued concurrence in Brown been known to the Senate when it voted on Rehnquist's nomination in 1971, it undoubtedly would have deprived Rehnquist of a seat on the Supreme Court, to say nothing of the Chief Justiceship.
It was, after all, a Democrat-controlled Senate that confirmed the ascension of William Rehnquist to the chief justiceship after he had given ample notice as an associate justice that he was a committed foe to the just aspirations of racial minorities, women, organized labor, and civil libertarians.
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