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    Nothing in the constitution requires that the oath be administered by the Chief Justice, or any of the justices, for that matter.


    While the Constitution does not mandate that anyone in particular should administer the oath, the oath is typically administered by the Chief Justice, but sometimes by another federal or state judge (George Washington was first sworn in by Robert Livingston, the chancellor of the State of New York in 1789, while Calvin Coolidge was first sworn in by his father, a Justice of the Peace and a Vermont notary public in 1923).

    In politics, there is the class war. Everything else is naming post offices.

    by happymisanthropy on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 04:29:38 PM PST

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