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A Supreme Court quiz on the Oct. 1 Federal Page incorrectly described the Senate confirmation process for justices of the court. Confirmation requires a simple majority vote by the Senate. The quiz also should have mentioned Justice Stephen G. Breyer's military service; he served six months on active duty as an enlisted man in the Army and seven and a half years as a reservist.
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The Supreme Quiz 2001

c) In the early days of the Republic, it was considered dangerous to public health to have large meetings in Washington during the summer months.

d) Chief Justice John Marshall preferred that time, and subsequent chief justices followed suit.

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20. Which of the following justices are expected to retire at the end of this term?

a) Rehnquist

b) O'Connor

c) a and b

d) Who knows?


1. A woman, Pamela Talkin, will bang the gavel and cry out "Oyez, oyez, oyez," calling the court to order. Talkin was recently chosen by the justices as the first woman to serve as marshal of the court.

2. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and Associate Justice John Paul Stevens.

3. False. Only Rehnquist and Stevens cite regular military service in their official biographies; they were on active duty during World War II. While her husband John was posted overseas as a member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate Corps during the 1950s, O¹Connor worked as a civilian lawyer for the Army. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy served in the California National Guard during 1961.

4. Stevens, O¹Connor, Kennedy and Antonin Scalia.

5. Byron R. White, who retired in 1993.

6. (b)

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