William Rehnquist

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United States jurist who served as an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court from 1972 until 1986, when he was appointed chief justice (born in 1924)

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And in an unexpected five-to-four decision written by Chief Justice Rehnquist, the Supreme Court agreed with the defendant's position.
10) Whether or not this is a fair assessment of the judicial profession, Chief Justice Rehnquist did little to undermine Judge Posner's observation.
Chief Justice Rehnquist wrote that "we have regularly observed that the Due Process Clause specially protects those fundamental rights and liberties which are, objectively, 'deeply rooted in this Nation's history and tradition.
Chief Justice Rehnquist provided a defense of stare decisis, within reason, in 1991 in Payne v.
Although perhaps not as dramatic a transformation as engineered by Marshall, the late Chief Justice Rehnquist also left his own distinct legacy.
Chief Justice Rehnquist had quoted Whittier's poem at length in his passionate dissent in Texas v.
The 2006 Stanford Law Review Symposium, "Looking Backward, Looking Forward: The Legacy of Chief Justice Rehnquist and Justice O'Connor," explores the ways in which two of the Law Review's most distinguished alumni left their mark on the Supreme Court and considers how the Court might continue to evolve in the coming years.
It was fitting, Bush said in September after announcing Roberts's nomination, that Chief Justice Rehnquist "be followed in office by a person who shared his deep reverence for the Constitution, his profound respect for the Supreme Court, and his complete devotion to the cause of justice.
In Van Orden, on the other hand, Chief Justice Rehnquist refused to apply the Lemon test, declaring it "not useful in dealing with the sort of passive monument that Texas has erected on its capitol grounds.
In a dissenting opinion, Chief Justice Rehnquist and Justices O'Connor, Scalia and Thomas stated that "all private property is now vulnerable to being taken and transferred to another private owner, so long as it might be upgraded.
I have never and would never apply any litmus test on the abortion issue and, as the record shows, I have voted to confirm Chief Justice Rehnquist, Justice O'Connor, and Justice Kennedy and ltd the fight to confirm Justice Thomas," Specter said.
As Chief Justice Rehnquist said in the 1995 Lopez ruling, ``If we were to accept the government's arguments, we are hard-pressed to posit any activity by an individual that Congress is without power to regulate.
When Congress legislates on matters such as the possession of guns in schools or the cultivation of marijuana in a closet, it makes a mockery of the 10th Amendment, which says, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, of to the people" As Chief Justice Rehnquist notes, "Federal courts were not created to adjudicate local crimes, no matter how sensational of heinous the crimes may be.
Chief Justice Rehnquist praises the members of the Electoral Commission for enabling the country to avoid "serious disturbance" and go "about its business.
Along with Chief Justice Rehnquist and Justice Thomas, he regularly reminds his colleagues and the public that the Supreme Court has no authority to go beyond the text of the Constitution--which is what it often does when it intervenes in these battles.
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