William Rehnquist


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Noun1.William Rehnquist - 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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As William Rehnquist later stated, the framers devised two critical innovations for the new national government: a president who is independent of and not selected by the legislative branch and a judiciary that is independent of both the legislative and executive branches.
Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist served 33 years, from 1971 to 2005.
Young also served as a law clerk to William Rehnquist, the late U.
Here is how it begins: "Today we mourn the death of William Rehnquist.
The Partisan: The Life of William Rehnquist, John A.
The author, a writer and editor, professes a responsibility to write a revealing personal account of Chief Justice William Rehnquist based upon impressions drawn from a 19-year personal friendship with the highest ranking American judicial officer.
Rosen's point is that the Court's most successful jurists--he spotlights John Marshall, John Harlan, Hugo Black, and William Rehnquist, and tips his hat to several others--have the same temperamental strengths that one looks for in high-performing kindergarteners.
His beef is not with me but with Robert Bork, Antonin Scalia, and the late William Rehnquist.
When President Nixon nominated William Rehnquist and Lewis Powell to the Supreme Court in 1971, the Senate confirmed Powell, a 64-year-old former president of the American Bar Association, in a vote of 89-1.
It goes without saying that William Rehnquist and Warren Burger were very different as personalities.
It is, instead, simply to recall that for many of us who knew, worked with, learned from, and cared about William Rehnquist, his unassuming manner, the care he took to put people at ease, and his evident desire to serve as a teacher and mentor, as well as judge and employer, are as salient in our memories of him as his reinvigoration of the "first principles" of our federalism, (5) his refocusing of Fourth Amendment doctrine on reasonableness, or his reminder that the "separation of church and state," properly understood, has as its aims limited government and the authentic freedom of religion, not a judicially enforced program of secularization.