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In a news release the chief justice indicated the court may go further than the Legislature has gone.
Then, just days after Bobby was buried beside JFK at Arlington, Earl Warren resigned as chief justice, and LBJ named his old crony Justice Abe Fortas to replace him.
Petit opposed McDonald’s elevation to chief justice, which squeaked through the House by a single vote but failed 19-16 in the Senate.
The country’s chief justice, Abdulai Charm, said the inauguration needed to be held quickly to avoid a power vacuum and was in compliance with the country’s Constitution.
The retired brigadier was sworn-in and then took his oath of office, minutes after the declaration of the result by the country's chief justice, Abdulai Cham, the Sierra Leone Telegraph reported.
Moore, a former Alabama State Supreme Court chief justice, became nationally known in the 1990s and early 2000s for his attempts to get the Ten Commandments displayed on public property.
When Marshall became chief justice at age 45, the court was vastly less powerful than today.
The announcement comes after Gov. Jerry Brown pledged last year to work with state lawmakers and the state’s chief justice, Tani Cantil-Sakauye, on overhauling California’s bail system.
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: the most important and powerful judge of a court of law and especially of the U.S. Supreme Court
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