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Bush vs. Gore: One year later

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- It was the best of decisions, it was the worst of decisions. It was a decision of wisdom, it was a decision of foolishness.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court dimisses affirmative action case

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed a challenge to a Clinton-era affirmative action program, which the Bush administration had already defended in argument.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Supreme Court looks at school privacy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- In a case that could affect classrooms across the country, the Supreme Court heard argument Tuesday on whether the common teacher practice of allowing students
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Opinions vary on rapid anthrax testing

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Even as New York City Hall Monday announced the discovery of new traces of anthrax on videotape sent by NBC-TV, the Mayo Clinic and Roche Diagnostics outlined a
ELLEN BECK, UPI Science Reporter

Opinions vary on rapid anthrax testing

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Mayo Clinic and Roche Diagnostics on Monday outlined a new, rapid DNA test for anthrax that cuts the time for test results to less than an hour but the Centers
ELLEN BECK, UPI Science Reporter

Opinions vary on rapid anthrax testing

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Mayo Clinic and Roche Diagnostics on Monday outlined a new, rapid DNA test for anthrax that cuts the time for test results to less than an hour but the Centers
ELLEN BECK, UPI Science Reporter

Supreme Court returns home

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court returned to its usual home to hear argument Monday, the first time the justices have sat on Capitol Hill in more than a week.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Antrhax found in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The main mailroom inside the Supreme Court of the United States has tested positive for anthrax, court officials said Monday.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Supreme Court sits in borrowed space

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court heard argument about six blocks away from its usual home on Capitol Hill Monday, the first time since the British burned Washington in 1814 th
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

O'Connor pivotal in coming battles

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court began a new term Monday that will probably be marked by a battle between its liberal and conservative wings for the heart and mind of Justice

Supreme Court has moment of silence

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) --
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Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist leaves his home in Arlington, Virginia on July 11, 2005. Widespread rumors and speculation continue in regards to Rehnquist and his possible retirement. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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William Hubbs Rehnquist (October 1, 1924 – September 3, 2005) was an American lawyer, jurist, and political figure who served as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States and later as the 16th Chief Justice of the United States. Considered a conservative, Rehnquist favored a conception of federalism that emphasized the Tenth Amendment's reservation of powers to the states. Under this view of federalism, the Supreme Court of the United States, for the first time since the 1930s, struck down an Act of Congress as exceeding federal power under the Commerce Clause.

Rehnquist presided as Chief Justice for nearly 19 years, making him the fourth-longest-serving Chief Justice after John Marshall, Roger Taney, and Melville Fuller, and the longest-serving Chief Justice who had previously served as an Associate Justice. The last 11 years of Rehnquist's term as Chief Justice (1994–2005) marked the second-longest tenure of a single unchanging roster of the Supreme Court.

Rehnquist was born William Donald Rehnquist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on October 1, 1924. He grew up in the suburb of Shorewood. His father, William Benjamin Rehnquist, was a paper salesman; his mother, Margery Peck Rehnquist, was a translator and homemaker. Rehnquist changed his middle name to Hubbs, a family name, because a numerologist told his mother he would be successful with a middle initial of H. His paternal grandparents emigrated from Sweden.

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