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(Law) the rank or office of a justice
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(ˈdʒʌs tɪsˌʃɪp)

the office of a justice.
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She had lately remitted the trespass of a stage-coachman, who had overturned her post-chaise into a ditch; nay, she had even broken the law, in refusing to prosecute a highwayman who had robbed her, not only of a sum of money, but of her ear-rings; at the same time d--ning her, and saying, "Such handsome b--s as you don't want jewels to set them off, and be d--n'd to you." But now, so uncertain are our tempers, and so much do we at different times differ from ourselves, she would hear of no mitigation; nor could all the affected penitence of Honour, nor all the entreaties of Sophia for her own servant, prevail with her to desist from earnestly desiring her brother to execute justiceship (for it was indeed a syllable more than justice) on the wench.
The Chief Justiceship of William Howard Taft, 1921-1930
as a sign, symbol, or emblem of opposition to government." This under the chief justiceship of white-bearded, wing-collared Charles Evans Hughes, Republican candidate for president in 1916.
In 2015, he was on the short list of nominees for a justiceship at the Court of Appeals, but did not make it.
Maria Lourdes Sereno had been removed from the chief justiceship (not through an impeachment proceeding, as the Constitution clearly requires) a mere three weeks previously.
Taft's judicial presidency was less successful than his presidential chief justiceship because, in attempting to govern the U.S.
That view, particularly as applied to the Court during Warren's Chief Justiceship (1953-1969), is that the Court was benign, that it acted as a counterweight to oppressive measures of the 'political' branches, that it did not participate in 'cold war' policies, that its major decisions had nothing to do with economic developments, and that its influence has been highly 'progressive.'").
He took as many as 118 Suo Motu actions during his chief justiceship.
Justiceship, journalists and scholars were writing about what seemed to
Given Dixon's Chief Justiceship and his careful, holistic approach to interpretation, the case appeared well placed for the Court to address the issues of principle that plagued sedition law.
(190) In the period between his presidency and chief justiceship,
(1) After a hearing that covered Nadon's legal background, his views on the state of the legal profession, and his attitude towards judging, Canadians were asked to consider only why a judge would embellish his amateur hockey record when he was being nominated for a justiceship in the highest court in the land.