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The Senate Rejects John Rutledge

The December 15, 1795 rejection of President George Washington’s choice of John Rutledge to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court set an… read more

The December 15, 1795 rejection of President George Washington’s choice of John Rutledge to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court set an important precedent. Delivering a stinging blow to Washington, the Senate considered the nominee’s political beliefs as one of the reasons to potentially reject a nominee. close

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The Senate Rejects John Rutledge

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Program ID:
455862-2
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 05, 2018 | 7:08pm EST | C-SPAN.org

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