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The first Justice to take both oaths from different Chief Justices was:

A. Sandra Day O'Connor
B. James Wilson
C. Antonin Scalia
D. Warren E. Burger

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Answer: C, Antonin Scalia

"The first Justice to take both oaths from different Chief Justices was Antonin Scalia on September 26, 1986. At a White House ceremony, retiring Chief Justice Burger administered the Constitutional Oath to Associate Justice William H. Rehnquist, who had been appointed Chief Justice. Next, he administered the oath to Scalia. Later that day, Chief Justice Burger administered the Judicial Oath to Rehnquist during a special sitting of the Court, and in turn, Chief Justice Rehnquist administered the Judicial Oath to Scalia." See more.

Posted by FederalDaily Staff on Feb 18, 2016 at 2:35 PM


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