- What actually happens when the government shuts down?
- Due to a posting by "Sprojunky" on the Television Without Pity's West Wing forum we were directed to the following very complete site:
- What is the official title of the Chief Justice?
- Jennifer Hykes emailed us that in "The Supremes" the Chief Justice was called the "Chief Justice of the Supreme Court" and the real title of the person holding that office is "The Chief Justice of the United States".
Also see: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - "The Chief Justice of the United States is the head of the Judicial Branch of the government of the United States, and presides over the Supreme Court of the United States. The office is often, and incorrectly, referred to as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court."
- Is there such a thing as "the diplomatic rank of a three star general"?
- We did find a mention of someone else having such a thing.
On A BRIEF CHRONOLOGY OF MY CAREER IN THE AERO-SPACE SCIENCES (Part 2)
By Charles Roberts Hawks, Jr
The third paragraph under the section called "Special Assignment to Japan (about two-thirds of the way down the page) reads:
"This situation had never existed before, so the State Department conducted special meetings with us to brief us on Japanese customs, behavior, etc so we would not inadvertently create an international incident. I was given the diplomatic rank of Lieutenant General (three stars) for the mission [Note: my father's actual rank in the USAF reserve at this time was full Colonel] so that the Japanese would not feel slighted by dealing with a low ranking representative."
So it seems the State Department could give someone that kind of rank. If they can, the White House could.