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William Rehnquist: 1924-2005

In October 1971, Richard Nixon was meeting with his Attorney General, John Mitchell, and his domestic-policy adviser, John Ehrlichman, to discuss possible...

The Tipping Point?

Even in Washington, a city full of leaks, there are some secrets you can keep from the President. Last Thursday, when most of the city was focused on the...

Meet the Court

With the retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor, the Supreme Court loses its most prominent swing vote. A look at the remaining Justices: Chief Justice...

How Rehnquist Changed America

Listen closely around official Washington this week, and you can hear a very subtle sound. It's people holding their breath. The latest Supreme Court term is...

Justice Rehnquist, Secret Feminist?

Suddenly he's everyone's favorite feminist, railing against "stereotype-based beliefs about the allocation of family duties" and "invalid gender stereotypes" in...

Pro: Rehnquist's court renewed civic virtues

The ultimate measure of any Chief Justice's service is fidelity to the Constitution. By that standard, Rehnquist has earned very high marks. During his tenure as...

Con: His tenure curtailed essential freedoms

Few Supreme Court Justices have had such a devastating effect on civil liberties and civil rights as William Rehnquist. While his quest to limit federal power...

A Very Public Trial for a Very Private Justice

Chief Justice William Rehnquist has the kind of face that gets lost in a crowd, and that's the way he likes it. For years he has blocked broadcasting the work of...

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