The Chief Justice of the United States
Nova Publishers, 2007 - 69 páginas
The lifetime appointment of the United States Chief Justice is an event of major significance in American politics because of the enormous power that the Supreme Court exercises as the highest appellate court in the federal judiciary. This book offers contemporary study and research on the process involved when stepping into office. In addition, this book examines the responsibilities, roles, qualifications required and a look at those former presidents who served in the past.
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PROCESS FOR APPOINTMENT OF A CHIEF JUSTICE
NOMINATION OF JOHN G ROBERTS JR
Abe Fortas administrative advice announced Appointment Process Associate Justice become Burger Bush Chief Justice nominee circuit close cloture concerns confirmation hearings Congress Congressional Quarterly consideration considered Constitution controversial court of appeals criteria CRS Report Date death debate Deciding decision Democrats Died Duke University duties earlier executive expected favor federal judiciary filibusters floor George Historically importance John Johnson Judge Roberts judicial judicial nominations Judiciary Committee July June Justice nomination leader leadership letter majority motion nominee's noted occur opposed party person political position practice present President President Eisenhower President's Press prior qualities question received recent recess appointment recommendation Rehnquist resignation responsibilities retire role rules Rutledge selection Senate confirmation Senate Judiciary Committee Senate's Sept September served session Stone Supreme Court appointment Supreme Court nomination United vacancy views voice vote Warren Washington William H York
Página 45 - If, then, the courts of justice are to be considered as the ^. bulwarks of a limited Constitution against legislative encroachments, this consideration will afford a strong argument for the permanent tenure of judicial offices, since nothing will contribute so much as this to that independent spirit in the judges which must be essential to the faithful performance of so arduous a duty.
Página 45 - ... that as from the natural feebleness of the judiciary, it is in continual jeopardy of being overpowered, awed, or influenced by its coordinate branches; and that as nothing can contribute so much to its firmness and independence as permanency in office, this quality may therefore be justly regarded as an indispensable ingredient in its constitution, and in a great measure as the citadel of the public justice and the public security.
Página 7 - The Chief Justice as the head of the Court has an outstanding position, but in a small body of able men with equal authority in the making of decisions, it is evident that his actual influence will depend upon the strength of his character and the demonstration of his ability in the intimate relations of the judges.
Página 7 - It is because the Supreme Court wields the power that it wields, that appointment to the Court is a matter of general public concern and not merely a question for the profession. In good truth, the Supreme Court is the Constitution. Therefore, the most relevant things about an appointee are his breadth of vision, his imagination, his capacity for disinterested judgment, his power to discover and to suppress his prejudices.
Página 5 - ... (d) Whenever the chief judge is unable to perform the duties of his office or the office is vacant, his powers and duties shall devolve upon the judge next in precedence who is able to act, until such disability is removed or another chief judge is appointed and duly qualified.
Página 60 - Nomination of William H. Rehnquist To Be Chief Justice of the United States,
Página 12 - shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint ... Judges of the supreme Court.