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  • STATEMENTS FROM THE SUPREME COURT REGARDING THE DEATH OF CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST

    09/05/2005 3:05:16 PM PDT · by FortRumbull · 3 replies · 182+ views
    U.S. Supreme Court ^ | Sept. 4, 2005
    Statement of Justice John Paul Stevens: William Rehnquist's independent, impartial, and dedicated leadership of the Supreme Court has been an inspiration to those of us privileged to serve with him - and to the entire Nation as well. Charles Evans Hughes, a great Chief Justice whom he particularly admired, would have been proud of the example he set as the leader of the Court. He was truly the first among equals in discharging his judicial duties in a prompt, scholarly and fair manner. He was a good friend, maintaining his sense of humor and proportion throughout the difficult period that...
  • A revolution that had run its course (Rehquist)

    09/05/2005 4:01:44 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 690+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 5, 2005 | John Yoo
    WILLIAM H. Rehnquist was one of the great chief justices in American history. Over the last three decades, he moved the Supreme Court in a more conservative direction, advancing states' rights, expanding police powers and returning the country to its Tocquevillian roots. But in recent years his colleagues have handed him a series of setbacks in areas dear to him — including religion, property rights, federalism and capital punishment — signaling that perhaps the time had come for fresh leadership. Leading the court is a notorious challenge. Justices are a famously independent bunch. A chief justice cannot order his colleagues...
  • Democrat Senators: Bush Should Ask Rehnquist To Un-Die until O'Connor Seat Has been Filled (Vanity)

    09/05/2005 7:57:58 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 16 replies · 770+ views
    Leading Democrats in the U.S. Senate today sent a letter to President Bush recommending that he ask recently passed Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist to "un-die," and continue serving on the Court until outgoing Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's seat has been filled. "We are simply unprepared to deal with all of the current issues going on," said freshman Senator Osama (D-Illinois), "it is too much to ask of the members of the Senate to deal with two Supreme Court nominations while addressing so many other bug issues of the day, such as the fallout from Hurricane Katrina, the funeral...
  • Democrats Demand Justice Just Like Rehnquist (Scrappleface)

    09/05/2005 5:44:18 AM PDT · by twntaipan · 9 replies · 855+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 9/5/2005 | Scott Ott
    Just hours after the death of William H. Rehnquist, Senate Democrats demanded that President George Bush nominate a replacement whose ideology and judicial philosophy match that of the late Supreme Court justice. "When Sandra Day O'Connor retired, we insisted Bush appoint a centrist to replace her and maintain the balance on the court," said one unnamed Senator. "Now, we demand that the president name a right-wing, conservative, originalist to replace Rehnquist for that same reason." The Senator explained that balance is the most important feature of the high court, trumping ideology, logic and the intent of the framers of the...
  • Washington Scrambles to Replace Rehnquist

    09/04/2005 11:11:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 360+ views
    AP ^ | 9/4/5 | JESSE J. HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist's death created upheaval in Washington on Sunday, as President Bush and the Senate scrambled to deal with court's first double vacancy in 34 years. Rehnquist's body will lie in repose at the Supreme Court Tuesday and Wednesday. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery following funeral services Wednesday. Senators moved toward beginning Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' confirmation hearing on Tuesday, but postponing it on the day of Rehnquist's funeral, congressional sources said, speaking on conditions of anonymity. However, delaying the start of hearings until Thursday has not been fully...
  • Faithful to the end

    09/05/2005 12:27:05 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 1 replies · 262+ views
    It seems obvious to say that words mean what they mean. But nowhere is it less obvious, it seems, than at the U.S. Supreme Court - which is under constant pressure to read into the Constitution what special interest groups want to read into it. William H. Rehnquist was not such a man. He believed that the Founding Fathers said what they meant and meant what they said. He took an oath to be faithful to the Constitution. He was faithful to it to the end. First as an associate justice in 1972, then as chief justice from 1986 on,...
  • Second Court Vacancy Triggers a Scramble [Bush Considers Picking Roberts as Chief]

    09/05/2005 12:48:57 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 57 replies · 1,283+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 5, 2005 | Peter Baker
    The death of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist just days before Senate confirmation hearings for John G. Roberts Jr. set off a scramble in Washington yesterday and presented President Bush a historic opportunity to put his stamp on the Supreme Court for decades to come. As he contemplates filling his second court vacancy, Bush is considering a plan to install Roberts as chief justice rather than as an associate justice replacing Sandra Day O'Connor, senior administration officials said. With the Roberts vetting process well advanced and his confirmation on track, such a shift could guarantee that a chief justice would...
  • Two Vacancies Give Bush a Chance to Solidify Court's Right

    09/04/2005 11:14:10 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 12 replies · 531+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/5/05 | Charles Lane and Fred Barbash
    If the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor opened a gap at the ideological center of the Supreme Court, the death of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist removed the anchor of its right wing. Yet in what is suddenly a much more complex process of replacing not only O'Connor but also Rehnquist, President Bush has an opportunity to shore up the court's conservative bloc and entrench it. Rehnquist's replacement will probably serve for many years to come; if the new justice's views remain conservative over that time, it will mean the effective perpetuation of a Rehnquist-like vote on the court...
  • THE DEATH OF REHNQUIST:A golden opportunity

    09/04/2005 9:26:59 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 44 replies · 861+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 09-05-05 | Editorial
    THE DEATH OF REHNQUIST:A golden opportunity Monday, September 5, 2005 With the death of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, it is our fervent hope that President Bush truly understands what is at stake. With the confirmation of John Roberts all but assured -- likely a far more reliable conservative than his predecessor, Sandra Day O'Connor -- this is not a time to be timorously calculating, to assuage "moderates" and capitulate to the Left. Mr. Chief Justice Rehnquist was a reliable conservative and a remarkable administrator whose sense of originalism is desperately needed on the court. Now is the...
  • For Bush, historic choices, a tough environment

    09/04/2005 8:28:23 PM PDT · by flixxx · 16 replies · 418+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 6:11 p.m. ET Sept. 4, 2005 | Tom Curry
    For Bush, historic choices, a tough environment President ponders Rehnquist replacement; Democrats seek hearings delay By Tom Curry National affairs writer MSNBC Updated: 6:11 p.m. ET Sept. 4, 2005 WASHINGTON - While the death of Chief Justice Rehnquist was not a surprise, it nonetheless came as a shock. At the White House Sunday morning, President Bush paid tribute to Rehnquist and said, “There are now two vacancies on the Supreme Court. And it will serve the best interests of the nation to fill those vacancies promptly. I will choose in a timely manner a highly qualified nominee to succeed Chief...
  • Drudge Report Radio ... September 4, 2005 [LISTEN LIVE]

    09/04/2005 6:02:24 PM PDT · by lainie · 671 replies · 10,860+ views
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  • Justices pay tribute to Rehnquist (all except Souter, who refuses to issue statement)

    09/04/2005 8:15:18 PM PDT · by SpringheelJack · 172 replies · 10,872+ views
    CNN ^ | September 4, 2005 | CNN
    (CNN) -- The Supreme Court released statements by seven Supreme Court justices who paid tribute to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who died Saturday. A statement from Justice David Souter is not expected, the court said.Justice John Paul Stevens: "William Rehnquist's independent, impartial and dedicated leadership of the Supreme Court has been an inspiration to those of us privileged to serve with him -- and to the entire nation as well. Charles Evans Hughes, a great chief justice whom he particularly admired, would have been proud of the example he set as the leader of the court. "He was truly...
  • Rehnquist on CSPAN now (from a April 2001 interview w/ Brian Lamb)

    09/04/2005 6:58:47 PM PDT · by gobucks · 13 replies · 406+ views
    cspan ^ | 4 sept 2005 | cpan
    This interview I'm guessing will be replayed a few more times, but as I watch it now, the depth of the loss to the conservative side continues to be felt, by me at least. He sounds unbelievably sharp, and yet, plain spoken. Bush is going to be challenged to find his replacement.
  • William H. Rehnquist, Architect of Conservative Court, Is Dead at 80 (long read)

    09/04/2005 6:53:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 310+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 4, 2005 | LINDA GREENHOUSE
    William H. Rehnquist, who died Saturday at the age of 80 almost a year after learning he had thyroid cancer, helped lead a conservative revolution on the Supreme Court during 19 years as chief justice of the United States. Chief Justice's Rehnquist's death came six weeks after he refuted rumors that he would soon retire by announcing that he intended to serve as long as his health permitted. At the time of that announcement, on July 14, photographers had been camped out for weeks outside his house in Arlington, Va. Following his diagnoses of cancer last October, the chief justice...
  • I NOMINATE FOR CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT...

    09/04/2005 5:41:40 PM PDT · by doctorhugo · 56 replies · 1,361+ views
    Chief Justice Rehnquist, stalwart defender of a strict interpretation of our Constitution is dead. He served this Nation well and stubbornly fought against the debilitating illness that eventually took him. He deserves our great respect. However, his passing now opens up the door to what, judging from demonRATS most recent past performances, will be an exercise in assorted acrimonious displays by the professional whiners and their organized legions of left-leaning loonies. Mr. President, I inplore you to, as soon as possible, hold a press conference so that all the Nation and world may see and hear you to make the...
  • Rehnquist to Lie in Repose at High Court

    09/04/2005 5:09:09 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 59 replies · 2,285+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, September 4, 2005 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Chief Justice William Rehnquist's body will lie in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court on Tuesday and Wednesday and he will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery following funeral services Wednesday. The court announced Sunday that the public will be invited to pay its respects from 10:30 a.m. EDT until 10 p.m. on Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C., with funeral services open to friends and family. The burial at Arlington will be private. In a sensitive...
  • CWA Saddened at Passing of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist

    09/04/2005 4:16:17 PM PDT · by Constitution Restoration Act · 285+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 9/4/2005 3:46:00 PM | Stacey Holliday
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Concerned Women for America (CWA) extends its sympathy and prayers to the family of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist as they grieve the loss of their loved one. "We have lost a noble American who loved and served his country with great honor and distinction," said Jan LaRue, CWA's chief counsel. His continued service as he endured aggressive and debilitating treatment for cancer was an inspiration." Rehnquist was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 1, 1924. He married Natalie Cornell, now deceased, and has three children - James, Janet and Nancy. From 1943-1946, he served...
  • Rehnquist+Katrina-Chavez=Liberal 'Logic'--Weekend Moonbat Watch--Rehnquist Attacks,Katrina,Chavez

    09/04/2005 3:40:45 PM PDT · by chuckpez · 199+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | September 5th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Far from sitting out the holiday weekend, lefty moonbats have been mighty busy, with speedy reactions to breaking news wherever they believed a stink could be made : --- Huffington Post's Geoffrey R Stone was first out of the gate Saturday evening, so quickly that one wonders whether it was written well in advance of US Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist's passing: ....... .....(later) How Boston's ABC-5 Sunday news anchor began the Rehnquist news: "While women and minorites were often on the losing end of his decisions, Rehnquist....." --- Not that the left has given up on their mindless...
  • Howard Dean Attacks Bush's Replacement For Rehnquist

    09/04/2005 3:39:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies · 1,105+ views
    Free Conservatives ^ | September 4, 2005 | Nutrider99
    In a news conference today, Howard Dean stamped his feet and called Bush's nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist a "right wing extremist homophobe bigot," and an "icky pukey old man." Dean, who is more noted for his hissy fits than for his penchant for wearing women's underwear, at one point became so animated that he actually bit his tongue so hard it bled.
  • P21: Black Activists Mourn the Passing of Chief Justice Rehnquist

    09/04/2005 11:48:48 AM PDT · by mhking · 16 replies · 1,016+ views
    Project 21 ^ | 9.4.05 | David Almasi
    Contact: David Almasi of Project 21, 202-543-4110 ext. 11 or Project21@nationalcenter.org WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /U.S. Newswire/ -- U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Hubbs Rehnquist's passing is mourned by members of the black leadership network Project 21. "Chief Justice Rehnquist will be remembered as one of a few historic heads of the Supreme Court," said Project 21 member Horace Cooper, a law professor at the George Mason University Law School. "A conservative jurist who was appointed to an activist liberal Court, Chief Justice Rehnquist helped restore a new federalism in constitutional law and strengthened local law enforcement. His tenure marked...
  • Rehnquist journeyed from firebrand to measured leader

    09/04/2005 11:14:08 AM PDT · by metalmanx2j · 2 replies · 150+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers ^ | Sun, Sep. 04, 2005 | Stephen Henderson
    WASHINGTON - When the Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling permitting abortion in 1973, it was William H. Rehnquist, the newest member writing in his first major case, who penned the most provocative dissent. He said the court was out of line recognizing a right that wasn't enshrined in the Constitution and arrogant for deciding an issue that should be left to the democratic process. The court's rationale, he said, "is far more appropriate to a legislative judgment than to a judicial one." It was a role Rehnquist would fill often in his early years on the court: a polite...
  • President's Statement on the Death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, 09-04-05

    09/04/2005 10:47:53 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies · 536+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 09-04-05 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretarySeptember 4, 2005 President's Statement on the Death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist The Roosevelt Room 10:01 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Our nation is saddened today by the news that Chief Justice William Rehnquist passed away last night. Laura and I send our respect and deepest sympathy to this good man's children, Jim, Janet, and Nancy. We send our respect to all the members of the Rehnquist family. William H. Rehnquist was born and raised in Wisconsin. He was the grandson of Swedish immigrants. Like so many of his generation, he served in the...
  • Remarks By The President On The Death Of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist

    09/04/2005 8:24:56 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 442+ views
    THE PRESIDENT: Our nation is saddened today by the news that Chief Justice William Rehnquist passed away last night. Laura and I send our respect and deepest sympathy to this good man's children, Jim, Janet, and Nancy. We send our respect to all the members of the Rehnquist family. William H. Rehnquist was born and raised in Wisconsin. He was the grandson of Swedish immigrants. Like so many of his generation, he served in the Army during World War II. He went on to college with the help of the G.I. Bill. He studied law at Stanford University. He graduated...
  • Bush Says He'll Fill Vacancies Promptly

    09/04/2005 8:10:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 1,481+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/4/05 | Jennifer Loven - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush on Sunday called the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist a man of "character and dedication" and said he would work swiftly to fill the two openings at the Supreme Court. "It will serve the best interest of the nation to fill those vacancies promptly," Bush said in brief remarks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Rehnquist died at home late Saturday after a long battle with cancer, an event that gives Bush the rare opportunity to name a second justice to the Supreme Court. In July, Bush nominated federal appellate judge John Roberts...
  • Rehnquist's Death Puts Stevens in Charge

    09/04/2005 8:11:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,020+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/4/05 | ANNE Gearan - ap
    WASHINGTON - The death of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist leaves the court's oldest member, 85-year-old liberal Justice John Paul Stevens, temporarily in charge. The court operates on a strict seniority system, meaning that whenever the chief justice is absent the justice with the most years on the court takes over. Stevens, named to the high court by President Ford in 1975, also filled in for Rehnquist when the chief justice was absent from the bench for several months after announcing his cancer diagnosis last October. Being chief justice, or acting as chief justice, means presiding during oral arguments, running...
  • Unique chance to mold court - Will chief justice choice be low-key or a 'red-meat' conservative?

    09/04/2005 5:23:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies · 1,254+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 4, 2005 | PATTY REINERT
    Bush has unique chance to mold high court Will chief justice choice be low-key or a 'red-meat' conservative? WASHINGTON - The death of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist provides President Bush with an unusual opportunity to stamp the nation's highest court with his conservative seal. In nominating John G. Roberts, whose Senate confirmation hearings are scheduled to begin Tuesday, Bush turned to an obviously conservative candidate, but one with a low-key, hard-to-pin-down reputation and a relatively short paper trail. There was no immediate indication of whether the Senate will delay the hearings in recognition of Rehnquist's death. Fresh list of...
  • Rehnquist journeyed from firebrand to measured leader

    09/04/2005 2:16:51 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 8 replies · 295+ views
    Knight Ridder ^ | 8/4/05 | Stephen Henderson
    When the Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling permitting abortion in 1973, it was William H. Rehnquist, the newest member writing in his first major case, who penned the most provocative dissent. He said the court was out of line recognizing a right that wasn't enshrined in the Constitution and arrogant for deciding an issue that should be left to the democratic process. The court's rationale, he said, "is far more appropriate to a legislative judgment than to a judicial one." It was a role Rehnquist would fill often in his early years on the court: a polite but pointed...
  • Rehnquist Is Known As Creature of Habit

    09/04/2005 4:42:29 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 4 replies · 420+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | 6/2/05 | Gina Holland
    From a while back:WASHINGTON Jun 2, 2005 — William Rehnquist is a man of simple pleasures. He enjoys playing poker, a rare cheeseburger washed down with a beer, a good book, a movie. And he loves competition, from charades to tennis to trivia.
  • Chief Justice Rehnquist Dies at His Home

    09/04/2005 4:42:12 AM PDT · by Brainhose · 25 replies · 627+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | Today | Brainhose
    Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist died Saturday evening of cancer, ending a remarkable 33-year tenure on the Supreme Court and creating a rare second vacancy on the nation's highest court. Rehnquist, 80, was surrounded by his three children when he died at his home in suburban Arlington. "The Chief Justice battled thyroid cancer since being diagnosed last October and continued to perform his duties on the court until a precipitous decline in his health the last couple of days," said court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg. Rehnquist was appointed to the Supreme Court as an associate justice in 1971 by President Nixon...
  • Chief Justice Rehnquist Dies of Cancer

    09/04/2005 1:03:20 AM PDT · by Banjoguy · 13 replies · 439+ views
    New York Times & AP ^ | September 4, 2005
    Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist died Saturday evening of cancer, ending a 33-year Supreme Court career during which he oversaw the court's conservative shift, presided over an impeachment trial and helped decide a presidential election. His death creates a rare second vacancy on the nation's highest court. Rehnquist, 80, was surrounded by his three children when he died at his home in suburban Arlington. His wife died in 1991. ''The Chief Justice battled thyroid cancer since being diagnosed last October and continued to perform his duties on the court until a precipitous decline in his health the last couple of...
  • Justice's Death "A Convenient Diversion," Democrats Say

    09/04/2005 12:34:46 AM PDT · by SFConservative · 33 replies · 1,418+ views
    09-04-05 | SFConservative
    In yet another embarrassing setback for the Bush administration, a dramatic shortfall of video footage of the deceased Justice Rehnquist was evident on Saturday night as news outlets were forced to repeat an ad nauseam cycle of the Justice's limited video appearances without showing anything new or interesting. "Unpreparedness of this magnitude is what we have come to expect of these right-wing ideologues in the White House" was a common theme of comments offered by Democrat officials familiar with the matter. Sen. Edward Kennedy (D - MA) blasted the administration as being caught flatfooted in a situation where it should...
  • President Bush Expresses Sadness At Rehnquist's Death

    09/03/2005 10:27:43 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 16 replies · 540+ views
    WCBSTV ^ | 9/4/05 | WBCSTV
    (AP) WASHINGTON The White House said late Saturday the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist was “a tremendous loss for our nation” and issued a statement of condolence on behalf of President Bush. Bush was notified about Rehnquist’s death shortly before 11 p.m. It will be up to the president to nominate Rehnquist’s successor on the Supreme Court. “President Bush and Mrs. Bush are deeply saddened by the news” of Rehnquist’s death, White House counselor Dan Bartlett said. “It’s a tremendous loss for our nation.” The president, after attending church services on Sunday, will make a statement about Rehnquist, presidential...
  • U.S. Chief Justice Rehnquist dead at 80 (Kennedy demands that Roberts hearing being postponed)

    09/04/2005 3:04:28 AM PDT · by Uncle Joe Cannon · 127 replies · 4,230+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/4
    -snip- HIGH COURT SUCCESSOR Rehnquist's death raised the possibility the hearings on Roberts' nomination could be postponed and gave Bush the opportunity of nominating Roberts as chief justice, a possibility administration officials have talked about in the event Rehnquist died. Sen. Edward Kennedy (news, bio, voting record), a Massachusetts Democrat, said the consideration of successors to Rehnquist and O'Connor should be held off to allow the Bush administration and Congress to focus on the Katrina disaster. "We should proceed carefully and appropriately in filling these important vacancies. With Justice O'Connor committing to stay until her replacement is named, we can...
  • "Chief Justice Rehnquist a Republican Thug" says Alan Dershowitz (what a gutless, immoral idiot)

    09/04/2005 12:00:37 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 83 replies · 2,673+ views
    September 4, 2005 | Michele
    How dare Dershowitz come on the air and call Chief Justice Rehnquist a thug. It was immoral, gutless, rude, it was unacceptable and I was with both Mark Levin and Judge Napolitano who were equally disappointed in Dershowitz words and said so openly on the air. It was awful. Hannity did not even thank him for coming on the show offering his thoughts on the passing of the Chief Justice. WTG, Hannity. I should have expected it out of Dershowitz. I mean earlier in the show they had other liberal's who were respectful and discussed Rehnquist's legacy. This guy brought...
  • William Rehnquist, RIP

    09/03/2005 10:16:22 PM PDT · by Cincinnatus · 2 replies · 192+ views
    The Judge Report ^ | September 4, 2005 | Robert N. Going
    Back in the old days when I was a real judge, and not just the titled-for-life kind, whenever a Justice of the Supreme Court died or retired, I would invariably get an excited call from Mary advising that I just went up a notch in seniority. You'd have to climb mighty high to be able to jump into and fill Bill Rehnquist's robe. I met him once, back in the late 70's when he gave the Robert Jackson lecture at Albany Law School (Rehnquist had clerked for Jackson, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Chief prosecutor at Nuremberg, and...
  • Texas v. Johnson - Dissenting Rehnquist opinion against desecrating our Flag

    09/03/2005 9:52:48 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 9 replies · 299+ views
    Landmark Cases SC ^ | 09-03-05 | Landmark Cases SC
    Chief Justice Rehnquist wrote the main dissenting opinion. . . . For more than 200 years, the American flag has occupied a unique position as the symbol of our Nation, a uniqueness that justifies a governmental prohibition against flag burning in the way respondent Johnson did here. The American flag . . . throughout more than 200 years of our history, has come to be the visible symbol embodying our Nation. It does not represent the views of any particular political party, and it does not represent any particular political philosophy. The flag is not simply another "idea" or "point...
  • Conservatism, Judicial Restraint Mark Rehnquist Legacy

    09/03/2005 9:57:22 PM PDT · by kellynla · 2 replies · 282+ views
    CNN.COM ^ | Saturday, September 3, 2005 | Bill Mears
    Born in Wisconsin and schooled at Stanford, the man who set up his early legal practice in the land of Barry Goldwater will be remembered as much for his personal touch on the workings of the Supreme Court as the conservative legal path he charted. William Hubbs Rehnquist's service on the nation's highest court during seven presidencies leaves a judicial legacy that many legal scholars say rivals that of predecessors John Marshall in the 19th century and Earl Warren in the 20th century. Rehnquist accomplished this by leading what has been called a quiet revolution developed over many years. Supreme...
  • Excerpts From Opinions by Rehnquist

    09/03/2005 9:43:27 PM PDT · by kellynla · 3 replies · 190+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | September 4, 2005 | staff
    Excerpts from opinions by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. --- From his dissent in the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, which legalized abortion: The Court's opinion decides that a State may impose virtually no restriction on the performance of abortions during the first trimester of pregnancy. I have difficulty in concluding, as the Court does, that the right of ``privacy'' is involved in this case. A transaction resulting in an operation such as this is not ``private'' in the ordinary usage of that word. Nor is the ``privacy'' that the Court finds here even a distant relative of the freedom...
  • Chief Justice Rehnquist Dies at His Home

    09/03/2005 9:29:54 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 23 replies · 760+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9/3/05 | GINA HOLLAND
    Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist died Saturday evening of cancer, ending a remarkable 33-year tenure on the Supreme Court and creating a rare second vacancy on the nation's highest court. Rehnquist, 80, was surrounded by his three children when he died at his home in suburban Arlington. "The Chief Justice battled thyroid cancer since being diagnosed last October and continued to perform his duties on the court until a precipitous decline in his health the last couple of days," said court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg.
  • William Rehnquist: The Lone Ranger No More

    09/03/2005 9:06:37 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 5 replies · 364+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 2/23/2005
    Members of the Supreme Court traditionally toil in relative obscurity. Chief Justice William Rehnquist is no exception. In the early 70s President Richard Nixon mistakenly called him "Renchburg" in a conversation. Only a few months later, Mr. Nixon, presumably now knowing the man’s actual name, nominated him to the Supreme Court. William Rehnquist has served on the court for over 30 years. More than half that time, he’s been the chief justice. Still, most Americans don’t know who he is, despite the substantial influence he’s had on the United States and its people. In his earlier days on the court,...
  • Rest in Peace, Chief Justice Rehnquist

    09/03/2005 8:47:05 PM PDT · by truthserum · 22 replies · 787+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 9/3/05 | AP
    Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist died Saturday evening at his home in suburban Virginia, said Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg. A statement from the spokeswoman said he was surrounded by his three children when he died in Arlington.
  • William Rehnquist (1924-2005) R.I.P.

    09/03/2005 8:36:38 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies · 776+ views
        Supreme Court Justices William Rehnquist (1924- ) William H. Rehnquist was born on October 1, 1924, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His parents were William B. and Margery (Peck) Rehnquist. He grew up in Shorewood, Wisconsin, a northern Milwaukee suburb. After service in World War II with the Army Air Corps from 1943-46, Rehnquist received a B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University in 1948. After obtaining an M.A. from Harvard University in 1950, Rehnquist returned to Stanford to attend its law school, graduating first in his class in 1952. (He actually completed his classes in December 1951, and began working in...
  • Chief Justice Rehnquist Dies at Home

    09/03/2005 8:33:42 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 19 replies · 624+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Sept. 3, 2005
    Sep 03 11:17 PM US/Eastern WASHINGTON Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist died Saturday evening at his home in suburban Virginia, said Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg. A statement from the spokeswoman said he was surrounded by his three children when he died in Arlington. "The Chief Justice battled thyroid cancer since being diagnosed last October and continued to perform his dues on the court until a precipitous decline in his health the last couple of days," she said. Rehnquist was appointed to the Supreme Court as an associate justice in 1971 by President Nixon and took his seat on Jan....
  • Chief Justice Rehnquist Dies at Home

    09/03/2005 8:17:02 PM PDT · by zahal724 · 74 replies · 2,033+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 03 11:11 PM US/Eastern
    Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist died Saturday evening at his home in suburban Virginia, said Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg. A statement from the spokeswoman said he was surrounded by his three children when he died in Arlington. "The Chief Justice battled thyroid cancer since being diagnosed last October and continued to perform his dues on the court until a precipitous decline in his health the last couple of days," she said. Rehnquist was appointed to the Supreme Court as an associate justice in 1971 by President Nixon and took his seat on Jan. 7, 1982. He was elevated to...
  • Chief Justice William Rehnquist just died!

    09/03/2005 8:07:24 PM PDT · by kcvl · 1,273 replies · 35,309+ views
    Per CNN...
  • Do we need another constitutional amendment?

    08/18/2005 2:13:44 AM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 25 replies · 912+ views
    THE KENTUCKY STANDARD ^ | Wednesday, August 17, 2005 | RON FILKINS
    While the ink has hardly set on the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial 5-4 ruling in the Kelo vs. New London case, a move is underway to urge Congress to pass a constitutional amendment affording greater protection to property owners from unwanted government intervention for the promotion of economic development. Rep. David Floyd, R-Bardstown, has signed on for a resolution that has made its rounds among Kentucky House minority members. Have the Supremes finally flipped their judicial wigs? Here is some background as well as some key language, from the majority as well as the dissent sides: The Connecticut Supreme Court's...
  • CST: Roberts fight now a battle over future - The Anatomy of a Smear: NARAL's ad a blatant lie

    08/11/2005 5:42:22 AM PDT · by OESY · 15 replies · 989+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 11, 2005 | ROBERT NOVAK
    This week's vicious attack on Judge John Roberts by the abortion lobby was not really a desperate effort to defeat him against overwhelming odds. Rather, it is part of an intricate game that not only determines the occupant of one seat on the Supreme Court but can set its ideological course for the next generation. The current hard count for Roberts is 60 senators. That would be more than enough to confirm him and barely enough to end a filibuster. But it is not enough to further the grand strategy for a conservative court. At least 70 votes for confirmation...
  • Supreme Court chief leaves hospital

    08/04/2005 9:16:57 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 270+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 5 August 2005
    THE ailing chief justice of the United States, William Rehnquist, had left a Washington-area hospital after a brief evaluation, a spokesman for the highest US court said. "He was not admitted to the hospital," Supreme Court spokesman Ed Turner said. The spokesman would not divulge further details on Judge Rehnquist's condition. Rehnquist, 80, is suffering from thyroid cancer. Mr Turner had said earlier that the chief justice had been taken to the hospital for an "evaluation" after developing a fever. The chief justice had previously received radiation and chemotherapy treatments for his cancer, CNN television reported. Judge Rehnquist was admitted...
  • Chief justice returns to hospital

    08/04/2005 4:38:11 PM PDT · by NickatNite2003 · 6 replies · 416+ views
    Associated Press by way of Boston.com ^ | August 4, 2005 | Gina Holland
    WASHINGTON --Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was taken to the hospital with a fever on Thursday, the second emergency treatment for the 80-year-old ailing justice in two months. Rehnquist, who has cancer, was taken to Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., for evaluation after developing a fever, said Supreme Court spokesman Ed Turner. The chief justice spent two nights at the same hospital in July for observation and tests, also after running a fever. Rehnquist had been working at the court earlier in the day and has maintained a full-time schedule while being treated for thyroid cancer. He has refused...
  • Rehnquist taken to hospital! (and released)

    08/04/2005 3:45:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 149 replies · 4,863+ views
    Chief Justice has been taken to a hospital with a fever. Per foxnews alert.