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 Who was the chief justice of the Supreme Court during the Watergate trial?

Answer Warren Burger served as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court during the Watergate scandal. On July 24, 1974, Burger read the court's unanimous decision ordering President Richard Nixon to surren... Read More »
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Who was the 1st U.S. Supreme Court chief justice?

John Jay served as the first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was appointed by George Washington in 1789 and served until 1795. Jay also served as the governor of New York and co-authore... Read More »
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Who picks the chief justice of the Supreme Court?

The chief justice of the Supreme Court is picked by the president but must be confirmed by the Senate. When a vacancy opens, the president can either nominate another Supreme Court justice to be ch... Read More »
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Who was the chief justice of the Supreme Court in 2009?

John G. Roberts was chief justice of the Supreme Court in 2009. Roberts, a Harvard Law School graduate and former appellate judge, became chief justice in 2005. He filled the spot opened by the dea... Read More »
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Who was the first major chief justice of the Supreme Court?

While John Jay was the first chief justice of the Supreme Court, legal scholars often credit John Marshall with laying the foundation for the Supreme Court's role in federal government. Chief Justi... Read More »
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