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 Who was the first major chief justice of the Supreme Court?

Answer 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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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 appoints the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?

When there is a vacancy, the President of the United States appoints the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, although the confirmation must be confirmed by a vote of the Senate. In 20... Read More »
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Who is the chief justice of the supreme court of the Philippines?

President Fidel V. Ramos of the Philippines appointed Chief Justice Reynato Puno as associate justice of the supreme court in 1993. He became chief justice on December 8, 2006, and was still servin... 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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