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The partisan : the life of William Rehnquist

by Jenkins, John A.

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The Rehnquist Court, which lasted almost twenty years, was molded in his image. In thirty-three years on the Supreme Court, from 1972 until his death in 2005 at age 80, Rehnquist was at the center of the Court's dramatic political transformation. He was a partisan, waging a quiet, constant battle to... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Shorewood
  • A change of name and place
  • "Hate Black"
  • Basic moral rights
  • On to Washington
  • An "Unhumanitarian Position," and other memos
  • "Like a Bunch of Old Women"
  • Hanging judge
  • Rugged Libertarianism
  • "What the Court Really Needs is a Chief Justice"
  • Cowboys in Washington
  • Changes on the court
  • Southern strategy
  • Two more vacancies
  • "You Might Consider Bill Rehnquist"
  • "What Now, Hon. W.H. Rehnquist"
  • Roe v. Wade
  • "The Better Point of View"
  • Lone dissenter
  • Bored at the court
  • An aspiring novelist
  • Code pink
  • A betting man
  • "Bizzarre Ideas and Outrageous Thoughts"
  • Bicentennial bombshell
  • A score to settle
  • High expectations
  • The Brennan court
  • Federalism, occasionally
  • A fragile majority
  • Splendor of stripes
  • Clinton's trial
  • "Never Let the War End Until You've Won It".