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You see, it won't ever do for me, a brigadier in the regular army, to preside over that infant court-martial - there isn't any precedent for it, don't you see.
To inherit this wealth he had but one child—the daughter whom we have introduced to the reader, and whom he was now conveying from school to preside over a household that had too long wanted a mistress.
And when we have this historic moment on Monday, when Congressman Langevin presides over the House, we will be in your debt as well.
10) [Begin strikethrough]The chief judge shall ensure that no judge presides over a capital case in which the state is seeking the death penalty or collateral proceedings brought by a death row inmate until that judge has served a minimum of 6 months in a felony criminal division and has successfully completed the "Handling Capital Cases" course offered through the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies.
The Chief Justice presides over a corps of some 2,000 federal judges, and over the judicial branch, which includes a staff of 30,000.
Now, Nash presides over traffic and arraignments in a town with one of the lowest crime rates in the nation.
It is a way of expressing "the same attachment to the See of Peter in Rome which presides over the communion of Christians in charity.
After an introduction concerned with how God communicates with man, the role played by the "witnesses of the truth" throughout Christian history, and the problem of the Trinity, the work depicts several scenes in which God presides over an assembly of heavenly elders who implore his intercession to prevent the harm to true believers caused by those who subscribe to the Trinity.
Indeed, the omission of any such exception can scarcely have been accidental, for the impeachment clause specifically provides that the Chief Justice, not the Vice President, presides when the President of the United States is impeached.