Skip to comments.Rehnquist: He kept the court together
Posted on 09/08/2005 9:36:08 AM PDT by manny613
Death distorts perception. We all know that. It invites exaggeration. In its immediate presence, time has not yet worked its slow miracle: proportion. Balance is lost, judgments made under the pressures of grief, the long view obscured.
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He did much more than what the title implies. His devotion to federalism was profound AND EXTREMEMLY IMPORTANT -- with what Clinton did to the tenth amendment (obscene!), Rhenquist still carried the banner in many respects. Limited power of the feds over the state government was what he fought for amongst many other critical constitutional issues.
Great man -- huge loss to the REAL America!!
Arguably the greatest man ever to serve on the federal bench.