Judicial Politics 3-25-27-08

Judicial Politics 3-25-27-08 - POWER OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE...

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POWER OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE 27/03/2008 07:09:00 LEADERSHIP ON THE COURT The chief justice presides over a conference not of eight subordinates, whom  he may direct or instruct, but of eight associates who, like him, have tenure  during good behavior, and who are as independent as hogs on ice.”  (William  Rehnquist 1976) Task Leadership: “the court member who is able to present his views with  force and clarity and defend them successfully…. He usually makes more  suggestions than his colleagues, gives more opinions, and orients the  discussion more frequently.” Social Leadership “negative aspects of conference interaction are more or  less counterbalanced by activity which relieves tension, shows solidarity, and  makes for agreement.  One Court member usually performs more such  activity than the others.  He invites opinions and suggestions.  He attends to 
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PSC 113 taught by Professor Wahlbeck during the Spring '08 term at GWU.

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