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The judgements of the Chief justice in an impeachment trial can only apply to the procedural rules for conducting the trial. Senate can override any of those judgements by a simple vote. In the case of a tie in any votes except that of the final vote on whether or not to convict, The Chief justice can break the tie. However, all the Justice gets to do with ...


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No, the presiding Chief Justice only has the responsibility of enforcing the rules of order (time limits for each side to speak, reading the results of the final impeachment vote, etc.) The Justice in this case is a referee and not allowed any say in the activities of Senate or in whether there is a conviction or not. Senators may choose to excuse themselves ...


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Only for the amount of time it takes for the Senate to swear in another Justice to assume the roll of refereeing the trial, because the impeachment trial is a senate issue and not a Judicial issue and the trial is held in the Senate. In general, the role of Acting Chief Justice would fall to the Justice who has the most seniority based on the order they were ...


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