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William Rehnquist The late Chief Justice William Rehnquist. File photo.

Seven years after he wrote a book about impeachment, then-U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist presided over one: the trial of President Bill Clinton in 1999, which resulted in acquittal. The book, and the experience, made Rehnquist an unparalleled expert on impeachment.

As the U.S. House moves forward with its impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, one of Rehnquist’s former clerks, now-Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., would be poised to preside over any trial in the U.S. Senate. Of course, only if the process gets to that point.

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Tony Mauro

Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter: @Tonymauro

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