In the Shadow of the Chief: The Role of the Senior Associate Justice “There have been great leaders on the bench who were not Chief Justices.” Charles Evans Hughes 1

@article{Wood1997InTS,
  title={In the Shadow of the Chief: The Role of the Senior Associate Justice “There have been great leaders on the bench who were not Chief Justices.” Charles Evans Hughes 1},
  author={Sandra L. Wood},
  journal={Journal of Supreme Court History},
  year={1997},
  volume={22}
}
  • S. Wood
  • Published 1 December 1997
  • Law
  • Journal of Supreme Court History
When asking questions about who leads the Supreme Court, the answer has most often been the Chief Justice.* The Chief speaks first in Conference and makes opinion assignments when in the majority. The Court takes its name from the Chief who presides over it; the Chief’s ceremonial and administrative duties add to his stature as he presides over oral argument and Conference discussions, giving at least the appearance that the Chief Justice is the leader of the Court. Yet, the literature on the… 
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