Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Supremes

I'm always puzzled when the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court falls vacant, and a judge new to the court is nominated as replacement Chief Justice.

Wouldn't it make more sense when a Chief Justice retires for whichever of the remaining eight judges has served the longest to step up to become Chief Justice, and for the newly confirmed member of the Court to be the new low person on the totem pole?

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