Choosing a Chief Justice: Presidential Prerogative or a Job for the Court?The Journal of Law & Politics (2006)
AbstractAfter identifying the original rationales for our longstanding tradition of permitting the President and Senate to decide which of the Court’s nine members will serve as Chief Justice, I argue that those rationales are anachronistic, that the tradition creates unnecessary conflicts of interest and separation-of-powers concerns, and that the Court’s members should be permitted to decide for themselves which of them will serve as Chief Justice.
- chief justice
Publication DateSummer 2006
Citation InformationTodd E. Pettys. "Choosing a Chief Justice: Presidential Prerogative or a Job for the Court?" The Journal of Law & Politics Vol. 22 Iss. 3 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/todd_pettys/8/