William Rehnquist

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  • Warren Vs. Rehnquist: A Personal Portrait

    history’s prominent figures. Two men in particular, Earl Warren and William Rehnquist ruled the American legal and political scene for nearly 35 years. Warren, serving from 1953-1969, presided over landmark cases of segregation (Brown v. Board of Education) and criminal rights (Miranda v. Arizona); Rehnquist, who is the fourth-longest serving chief justice in court history (1986-2005), steered the Court to a more conservative approach and presided over the nation’s second presidential impeachment trial. The two men alike made their mark on the lives of Americans and the stories of their reign over the court are as…

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  • William Rennquist Court Case

    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…

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  • Cruzan V Director Case Brief

    treatment. Nancy Cruzan’s life support was continued and the parent’s of Cruzan appealed to the United States Supreme Court (“Cruzan v Director”, par 2-5). The Cruzan’s case was brought before the Rehnquist Court. William Colby argued for the petitioners, Cruzan’s parents, in this case. They went against Kenneth Starr, who argued for the United States. The case was argued on December 6th, 1989 (“Oyez”, p1). The question soon became: did the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment permit…

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  • Pennsylvania Association For Retarded Children (PARC) V. The Ppac Case

    7. What did the U.S. Supreme Court decide in the Rowley Case? In the case of Board of Education of Hendrick Hudson Central School v. Rowley, the court decided that a child is not entitled to a public education unless he or she can benefit from it (Essex, 2016). In a decision 6–3, the Supreme Court reversed the Second Circuit’s decision. Justice William Rehnquist argued that “the intent of the Act (Education for All Handicapped Children Act) was more to open the door of public education to…

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  • The Watergate Scandal Analysis

    On August 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon became the first President to resign from his position. He was facing impeachment and criminal trial for the Watergate Scandal. With no where to turn and his options run out, Nixon gave his last speech as President, where he resigned and apologized to the nation. Nixon’s resignation speech does not meet the expectations of a fitting response, as defined by Lloyd Bitzer, for the rhetorical situation he was in following the Watergate scandal. Nixon…

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  • Boy Scouts Case Study

    Public Accommodations Law, so it was questioned if the First and Fourteenth Amendments were broke or if the Public Accommodations Law was broke. “The Massachusetts State Court ordered the Veterans' Council to include GLIB under a state law prohibiting discrimination on account of sexual orientation in public accommodations. The Veterans' Council claimed that forced inclusion of GLIB members in their privately-organized parade violated their free speech” (Hurley). The unanimous decision was in…

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  • Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

    Law and Order Supreme Court justice could be called the most prestigious law job in America. Justices make some of the most important decisions for the United States, and once appointed they serve for life, or until they step down. Unfortunately, there is no definite time when a justice’s “life term” will come to an end, and Justice Antonin Scalia’s suddenly ended earlier this year. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly this year during a hunting trip in Texas at age 79. Scalia was…

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  • Chief Justice Rehnquist: The Case Of Miranda V. Arizonia

    Chief Justice Rehnquist was appointed by Richard Nixon, in part as a response to the Warren Court’s liberal streak, which he used as a campaign issue. During his confirmation he was met with controversy as it became apparent he in fact disagreed with the precedent set in Borwn v. Board of Education. As an associate Justice he began as states’ rights advocate, which often not only placed Rehnquist not only in the minority, but as a lone dissenter. As time wore on the Court began to become more…

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  • Romer Vs Evans Case Study

    Romer v. Evans is a case brought to the Supreme Court by Richard G. Evans (Respondent), a gay employee of the mayor of Denver against then Governor Roy Romers, The Attorney General of Colorado, and the State of Colorado (Petitioner). The case was centered around an amendment to the state constitution that prohibited “the state of Colorado… at any level of state or local government from adopting or enforcing any law or policy which provides that homosexual, lesbian, or bisexual orientation,…

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  • Pleasant Grove City Vs Summum Case Study

    Pleasant Grove City v. Summum draws upon lesser-known religions not being given the same liberty as more popular religions. Here, a public park had 11 permanent privately donated displays including the Ten Commandments. The Summum religion is a sect of the Christian religion that believes in two versions of the Ten Commandments, the first being destroyed and the second, known as the seven aphorisms are what should rule. They petitioned the city to allow them to place their version of the Ten…

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