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(24.) The three short chief justiceships of Taschereau, Cartwright and Fauteux are combined for convenience into a single composite chief justiceship.
Under Lamer's Chief Justiceship, the Court wrote fully half as many words in minority reasons as it did in decisions of the Court; looking more closely at these minority reasons, the Court wrote fully half as many words in its separate concurrences as it did in its dissents.
such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish," and nowhere mentions the chief justiceship. (7) That office appears only once in the Constitution's text--in Article I's description of the impeachment process for the President.
alternative explanation: Rehnquist's Chief Justiceship also
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." (26) Democrats, first under Thomas Jefferson and later under Andrew Jackson, derided Marshall as a conservative, because Marshall and his allies had resisted the changes that Jacksonian democracy promised.
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. Chief Justice Warren, however, had rightly persuaded the court in Brown to speak in one, unanimous opinion.
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.
Lamer's accession to the chief justiceship, the present author described `the traditional Canadian judicial ethos' as follows:
Ely, Jr., School of Law and Department of History, Vanderbilt University, is the author of The Guardian of Every Other Right: A Constitutional History of Property Rights (1992), and is completing a manuscript on the chief justiceship of Melville W.
Although his Court-packing plan failed, Roosevelt cemented the New Deal by filling seven vacancies on the High Bench in the next four years, in addition to promoting Justice Stone to the chief justiceship.
When the Chief Justiceship was vacated in 2012 Sereno was, at 52, the youngest and newest of the 14 SC Associates.
After Warren Harding's election in 1920, Taft visited the president-elect in Marion, Ohio, where Harding astonished and delighted Taft by asking, "Would you accept a position on the Supreme Bench?" Taft replied, with what must have been scarcely concealed emotion, that "it was and always had been the ambition of my life," but since he had twice declined the honor, "I could not accept any place but the chief justiceship."

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