Skip to comments.Rehnquist's body lies in court building; Roberts helps carry casket
Posted on 09/06/2005 5:23:01 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
Teary-eyed Supreme Court justices and a long line of other Americans paid their last respects to William H. Rehnquist on Tuesday at the court where he served for 33 years. Among the pallbearers was his former clerk, John Roberts, the man chosen to succeed the nation's 16th chief justice.
Roberts and seven other pallbearers bore the flag-draped casket up some 40 steps of the high court to the Great Hall, where marble busts of all the former chief justices line the wall. Several of the justices wept as they stood around Rehnquist's casket, including Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
Rehnquist died Saturday at the age of 80.
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Irate doesn't do my current mood justice.
Not sure what you're after, here. He was called a pallbearer. Spelled correctly. One word.
I'm upset that a funeral story for a Supreme Court Justice has been obviously politicized.
That is what they do at the Star Tribune, they politicize everything and with a heavy leftward tilt.
Pay them no mind.
Also, as far as I know it can be spelled as one word or two or as a hyphenate.
Rehnquist, whose brand of conservatism pushed the court to the right, was involved in two extraordinary interventions in the executive branch the impeachment trial of President Clinton and the settlement of the 2000 election in Bush's favor. He oversaw a court that dealt with the separation of church and state, the rights of states, affirmative action, abortion and gay rights. [Emphasis added.]
When did the impeachment trial of a President become an intervention in the executive branch? That's an astounding assertion, even for the AP.
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