The supreme court justice William Rehnquist died at the age of 80. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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United States Chief Justice appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the Supreme Court. Prior to becoming Chief Justice in 1986, he had served under the Nixon administration as an Associate Supreme Court Justice.
He was married to Nan Cornell from 1953 until her death in 1991.
Rehnquist died Saturday evening of cancer, ending a 33-year Supreme Court career during which he oversaw the court’s conservative shift, presided over an impeachment trial and helped decide a presidential election. His death creates a rare second vacancy on the nation’s highest court.
It is always possible for the court to overreach its proper bounds and perhaps declare a lot of laws unconstitutional and frustrate the will of the majority in a way that it ought not be frustrated.
If you could say of any one individual that the court as an institution is the length and shadow of that individual, surely it would be John Marshall.
Perhaps you should say there should be mandatory retirement even of members of the court, members of the federal judiciary. I’m sure there can be questions about whether one does as good work when you get into your – you know, I’m 67.