The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2006 with 100 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 8, the 251st day of 2006 with 114 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2006 with 117 to follow.
By United Press International

Most U.S. adults cannot name justice

EAGAN, Minn., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Despite high-profile news coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, 57 percent of U.S. adults can't name any current U.S. Supreme Court justices.

Justice wants more pay, security, rent cut

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- In his first year-end report as U.S. Chief Justice, John Roberts has called for better pay and protection for federal judges and a rent cut for courthouses.

The Web: Supreme Court tackles 'trolls'

CHICAGO, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week to review a lower-court decision involving eBay and an injunction for patent infringement revives the patent agenda

High court hears assisted suicide case

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard argument Wednesday on whether Oregon or any state can permit physician-assisted suicide.

U.S. Supreme Court opens new term

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court of the United States opened its new term Monday with a new chief justice and the pending nomination of another new member.

Democrats advise Bush on court nominee

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate have sent President Bush a letter threatening substantial opposition to certain possible Supreme Court nominees.

U.S. high court takes on campaign spending

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A challenge to a strict campaign-finance law in Vermont is among cases the U.S. Supreme Court has accepted for argument this term.

Senate votes this week on Roberts

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Some two-thirds of U.S. senators say they will support the nomination of John Roberts as chief justice of the United States.

Sen. Clinton to vote 'no' on Roberts

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., announced Thursday she will vote no on the nomination of Judge John Roberts as chief justice of the United States.

Roberts reveals a lot about law approach

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts revealed a great deal about his constitutional philosophy and what came out may not be to the liking of conservatives.

Roberts tells Senate Roe vs. Wade settled

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Judge John Roberts told a Senate panel mulling his appointment as chief justice Tuesday he considers the 1973 legalization of abortion as "settled in law."

U.S. Senate to start Roberts hearings

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts completed a series of mock confirmation sessions designed to prepare him for tough questions from Democrats senators.
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William Rehnquist
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)

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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