What is the role of the Chief Justice?

Question: What is the role of the Chief Justice?

Answer: The Chief Justice, as head of the United States Supreme Court, presides over the court during all private and public conferences and sessions. He or she sets the agenda for the court case "discuss list." Only those on the list will be considered. However, other justices can ask to have a court case included.
Other duties:

  • Decides who writes the majority opinion if he or she is in the majority.
  • Administers the presidential oath of office.
  • Presides over any presidential impeachment proceedings.