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 (rĕn′kwĭst′), William Hubbs 1924-2005.
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court (1972-1986) and as the chief justice (1986-2005).


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William H(ubbs), born 1924, Chief Justice of the U.S. since 1986.
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Noun1.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.
But Jenkins' goal is not merely to criticize Rehnquist the jurist.
One day soon we may mourn the death of his legacy--the jurisprudence of the Rehnquist Court.
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Queen's Court: Judicial Power in the Rehnquist Era.
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.
The author's nineteen-year friendship with Rehnquist provides many personal details not available elsewhere and makes this a powerful recommendation for any political science collection.
Death justice; Rehnquist, Scalia, Thomas and the contradictions of the death penalty.
There is a good chance that the former attorney--James Rehnquist, son of the late U.
With the death of Rehnquist and the retirement of O'Connor, and with the near certainty of further retirements in the near future, this is about transition, about how justices are chosen, how their ideas may be static or may evolve, and about the major philosophical differences among the justices.
Rehnquist made a significant mark on the Court by becoming a pragmatic chief justice, Rosen argues, while Scalia has functioned largely as an angry voice, alienating some colleagues and failing to persuade others.