What happened to William Rehnquist?

What happened to William Rehnquist?

WASHINGTON, Sunday, Sept. 4 – Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist died Saturday night of the thyroid cancer he had battled for nearly a year, opening a second Supreme Court vacancy just days before Senate confirmation hearings were to begin to fill the seat being vacated by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

What did Rehnquist died of?

September 3, 2005
William Rehnquist/Date of death

Who replaced William Rehnquist?

John Roberts

William Rehnquist
Nominated by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Warren E. Burger
Succeeded by John Roberts
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

What is William Rehnquist known for?

As an associate justice, Rehnquist was often the lone dissenting vote on the Burger Court, prompting his clerks to nickname him the “Lone Ranger.” His Court is probably best known for its efforts to trim back federal authority and for the decision in Bush v.

Who became chief justice after Rehnquist died?

John Roberts
Preceded by J. Michael Luttig
Succeeded by Robert M. Kruger
Personal details
Born John Glover Roberts Jr. January 27, 1955 Buffalo, New York, U.S.

How old was Chief Justice Rehnquist when he died?

80 years (1924–2005)
William Rehnquist/Age at death

Is Rehnquist a liberal?

Rehnquist took his seat on the court in January 1972. Rehnquist’s reputation as a justice was based on his encyclopaedic knowledge of constitutional law, his conservative voting record, and his leadership of the court as it moved from generally liberal to mostly conservative. Burger as chief justice.

When did Justice William h.rehnquist become Chief Justice?

In 1986, President Ronald Reagan nominated Rehnquist to succeed retiring Chief Justice Warren Burger, and Rehnquist again won Senate confirmation. Rehnquist served as Chief Justice for nearly 19 years, making him the fourth-longest-serving Chief Justice, and the eighth-longest-serving Justice.

Where did Fred Rehnquist go to high school?

Rehnquist graduated from Shorewood High School in 1942. He attended Kenyon College, in Gambier, Ohio, for one quarter in the fall of 1942 before entering the U.S. Army Air Forces. He served from 1943 to 1946, mostly in assignments in the United States.

What did Chief Justice Rehnquist decide in Hustler v Falwell?

In his most famous First Amendment decision, Chief Justice Rehnquist wrote for a unanimous Court in Hustler Magazine v. Falwell (1988), ruling that pornographer Larry Flynt had a First Amendment right to parody and lampoon evangelist Jerry Falwell. In Zelman v.