Monday, September 05, 2005

Roberts as Chief Justice

Well, at least it isn't Scalia or Thomas.

Or is it, by other means?


"Some Chief Justices, like William H. Rehnquist, were elevated by the President after having served previously on the bench as an Associate Justice. Justices who are elevated to the position of Chief Justice from that of Associate Justice must again be confirmed by the Senate (a rejection by the Senate, however, does not end their tenure as an Associate Justice, it merely prevents them from serving as Chief Justice). Most Chief Justices, like William Howard Taft (a former President himself) and Earl Warren, are nominated to the highest position on the Court without any previous experience on the Court, or indeed in the entire United States Judiciary."

1 Thoughts:

Blogger Demotiki said...

Don't worry, nobody could be wrong more often than Rehnquist. He was on the wrong side of literally every case he heard. What is worse, he was a smart man and could do more damage because he wasn't an idiot like Thomas. What we should fear is a young, intelligent but heartless firebrand.

Monday, September 05, 2005 12:36:00 PM  

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