Before you put your foot in your mouth or hurt someone's feelings, make sure you know to avoid these accidental backhanded compliments.
Peter Novander: I'm not a legal expert, but common sense tells me that if the senate can overrule any decision of the chief justice than why would there be one. Having no real authority makes his appointment absolutely meaningless. The founding fathers must have believed that having a judge was important enough to make it clear there would be one. And like all other judges he should rule the trial not the prosecution or the defense. If he is powerless there is no reason to appoint one. I don't think our founding fathers were so ignorant as to require a judge with no real power. That would be absolutely absurd.