The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court - 1969 Term Summary & Analysis

Bob Woodward
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1969 Term Summary and Analysis

As Chief Justice, Burger was in charge of the Supreme Court building. While the other Justices were on vacation, Burger was in Washington touring the building. He worried that his office was too small for his use since he was third in line as official representative of the United States, after the President and Vice-President, and would have to meet with visiting dignitaries. He decided the conference room would be good for this purpose since it had originally been intended for the Chief Justice. Burger decideed to make some other changes also. The chairs of the Justices were all different, since each Justice chose his own chair. Burger decided that this practice was coming to an end for appearances sake.

He also decides to curve the bench so that each Justice could see and hear the others.

Burger took the clerks...

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