But the trial will thrust the Chief Justice into a unique role at a unique event riddled with contradictions. Rehnquist, one of the leading opponents of allowing TV cameras in the Supreme Court courtroom, will direct a proceeding that will be broadcast on national television coast to coast. And to make matters even more delicate, says McAllister "the Chief, who has made it a practice to run a tight ship at the Supreme Court, will be running a show during which senators can outvote him at any moment on any question of procedure or evidence." It's the opportunity of a lifetime to stake out a place in the pantheon of justice or to go down in flames amidst the flares of politics. "Though outfitted in comical sleeve stripes he designed himself, Rehnquist will work as hard as he can to embody the majesty of the law," says McAllister.