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  • Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justice Byron White had been the only two dissenters in Roe and had consistently voted to overrule it.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Reagan tremendously pleased his conservative base when he nominated William Rehnquist for chief justice and Antonin Scalia to replace Rehnquist as associate justice.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • On September 3, William Rehnquist succumbed to cancer.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Collins, Chief Justice William Rehnquist, writing for the conservative majority, said: “Claims of actual innocence based on newly discovered evidence have never been held to state a ground for federal habeas relief absent an independent constitutional violation occurring in the underlying state criminal proceeding.”

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • William Rehnquist did not leave the Court until his death in 2005, thirty-one years after Richard Nixon left the White House.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • To give just one more example, the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist once wrote that the framers of the Constitution wisely spoke in general language and left to succeeding generations the task of applying that language to the unceasingly changing environment in which they would live.

    Doug Kendall: The Unbearable Lightness of Michele Bachmann

  • After Justice Stevens was appointed to the court in 1975 "neither the White House nor the Department of Justice did anything to prepare me for the hearings"—those were the days, he served with Chief Justices Warren Burger, William Rehnquist and John Roberts.

    Off the Bench, Into the Fray

  • Judicial independence, in the words of former Chief Justice of the United States, William Rehnquist, "is one of the crown jewels of our government."

    Katy Welter: Judges Should Be Evaluated for Performance, Not Politics

  • The law governing judges' participation was strengthened after William Rehnquist refused to stand aside from a Supreme Court case involving allegations of the Army spying on U.S. citizens, even though he had expressed an opinion about the surveillance as well as the actual lawsuit while serving in the Justice Department.

    Senator: Kagan should sit out health care case

  • Maybe, like Chief Justice William Rehnquist, she will never retire.

    Ruthless People


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