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Court outlaws Texas sodomy ban

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Thursday the Texas ban on homosexual sodomy is unconstitutional.

Court upholds library Internet filter law

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Monday upheld a federal law that forces public libraries to install Internet filters on their publicly accessed computers.

Court rules for affirmative action

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court gave affirmative action a mixed victory Monday, ruling in favor of the Law School admissions program at the University of Michigan.

Court rules for affirmative action

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court gave affirmative action a big boost Monday

Court divided in Miranda rights case

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- A severely divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a California suspect who was never charged was not treated unconstitutionally despite being questioned under
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court throws out Fla. pocketknife ruling

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Tuesday struck down a Florida court verdict that allowed a pocketknife to be classified as a "weapon" and resulted in a life sentence for a bu
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court: States liable under leave act

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Tuesday that state employees can sue for damages if states fail to comply with the Family and Medical Leave Act.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

On Law: To reach the heights

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- If President George W. Bush gets the chance this summer to fill vacancies at the Supreme Court, where will he turn?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Corresondent

Court upholds Maine Medicaid rebate plan

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- A Supreme Court ruling Monday lets the states force drug makers to extend their price rebates and discounts usually reserved for Medicaid recipients to all pati
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

On Law: Bush could reshape Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- Think the Senate battle over judicial confirmations is bitter now?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court rejects stay of soft money ruling

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Tuesday rejected a request from the National Rifle Association to block a lower-court ruling that bans the use of corporate or union general t
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

NRA asks partial stay of soft-money ruling

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association asked the Supreme Court Monday to block a lower-court ruling that bans the use of corporate or union general treasury funds for b
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

On Law: Hail to the chief (justice)

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- If you predict something often enough, sooner or later you will be right.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

'Virtues' author concedes heavy gambling

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Conservative author of "The Book of Virtues," Bill Bennett, concedes he has wagered millions of dollars in Las Vegas and Atlantic City casinos during the past d

U.S. courts may rule on criminal aliens

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- A divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the federal courts may constitutionally review the detention of criminal aliens being held without bail, despite a fe
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent
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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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