William Rennquist Court Case

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William Rehnquist was born on Oct 1, 1924 in Milwaukee, WI to his parents William and Margery Rehnquist. From an early age he embraced his family’s respect towards Republican Party leaders such as Herbert Hoover and Robert Taft (Biography, 2005). After graduating high school, Rehnquist attended Kenyon College for one year before entering the Army Air Corps during World War II from 1943 to 1946. Upon completion of his military service, he attended the University of Stanford where he earned a bachelor’s of arts degree and a master’s degree in political science. In 1950, he attended Harvard University to obtain a master’s degree in government. Then, in 1952, he transferred back to Stanford University and graduated at the top of his law school class …show more content…
Connelly, n.d.). After his confession, the officer immediately told Connelly that he had the right to remain silent; however, he insisted that he wanted to continue discussing the murder. It was later found that Connelly suffered from schizophrenia and as a result, the court suppressed Connelly’s statement based on the fact that is was made involuntarily. When brought to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Court had to determine if Connelly’s statement as evidence violated the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment (Colorado v. Connelly, n.d.). The court determined that no violation of the Due Process Clause occurred based on the fact that the Miranda rights only protect against government coercion leading them to surrender rights protected by the Fifth Amendment (Colorado v. Connelly, n.d.). This ruling limited the scope of Warren’s decision in Miranda v. Arizona. While Rehnquist did not approve of the Courts past decisions in certain cases; however, Rehnquist still respected and upheld the Courts past decisions and enforced them in cases such as Dickerson v. United

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