Congress's authority to impeach and remove judges should not extend to decisions from the benchRehnquist: No action on 'activist judges' Jan 01, 2005
According to my doctors, my plan to return to the office today was too optimisticIll Rehnquist stays home during court Nov 01, 2004
While I am home, I am working on court mattersIll Rehnquist stays home during court Nov 01, 2004
You may take that (Scalia's comment) as a statement, rather than a questionCourt divided on affirmative action Apr 01, 2003
We hold that (the protesters) did not commit extortion because they did not 'obtain' property from (the clinics) as required by the Hobbs ActCourt rules against NOW in RICO case Feb 26, 2003
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.