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Tuesday, September 6, 2005


"Roberts Tapped for Chief Justice; At 50, he could shape the court for decades; O'Connor's swing-vote seat must still be filled": David G. Savage and Henry Weinstein have this article today in The Los Angeles Times. And David G. Savage also reports that "O'Connor's Staying on Court May Carry Little Weight; Her vote on cases would count only as opinions are issued, presumably after she's gone."

The Washington Post, in addition to the articles I noted here last night, today contains articles headlined "Observances Begin Today at High Court; Body to Lie in Repose Until Tomorrow"; "Democrats Pledge More Intense Scrutiny of Roberts; With His Confirmation Still Expected, the Real Battle Focuses on a Successor to O'Connor"; and "New Kid on Top; John Roberts Could Leapfrog Over His Elders."

The Boston Globe today contains articles headlined "Bush picks Roberts for chief justice; O'Connor is likely to remain for now"; "Art of persuasion may be key to a Roberts Court"; and "With stakes raised, Democrats seek more background on nominee."

The Baltimore Sun reports that "Bush picks Roberts for chief justice; Nominee 'has earned nation's confidence,' he says of his choice to succeed Rehnquist; New round of speculation over O'Connor vacancy" and "Confirmation hearings are likely to heat up."

USA Today contains articles headlined "Picking Roberts for court's top job raises stakes; Hearings delayed until after Rehnquist funeral"; "Special interests gear up for fight on court vacancy; Partisan groups make lobbying plans": and "Senators differ on pace of hearing."

The Washington Times contains articles headlined "Roberts picked for chief justice"; "Chief justice favored Roberts"; and "Senate delays hearings for Roberts nomination."

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette contains articles headlined "Roberts picked for chief justice; Bush moves quickly to nominate 50-year-old to succeed Rehnquist" and "Analysis: Likely choices for vacancy include women, Hispanics."

The Houston Chronicle reports that "Roberts' nomination as chief may avoid Senate fight; His record has been scrutinized for several weeks."

Newsday reports that "Roberts called on as chief; Bush cites judge's 'striking ability' as lawyer when choosing him to replace Rehnquist, which will delay O'Connor's retirement from court."

The New York Sun reports that "President Nominates Roberts as Chief Justice."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that "Roberts tapped to succeed Rehnquist; Democrats warn pick will warrant tougher scrutiny."

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that "Stable court defied forecasts; Major 5-4 centrist decisions marked Rehnquist years."

The Newark Star-Ledger reports that "Bush taps Roberts as chief justice; President urges Senate to confirm him before new term on Oct. 3" and "Rehnquist decisions were felt in Jersey."

The Journal News of Westchester, New York reports that "Schumer fires up grill for Roberts."

The Providence (R.I.) Journal reports that "Chafee remains noncommittal on Roberts nomination; The Rhode Island Republican says he is continuing to study the record of the nominee now being considered for the position of chief justice."

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that "Delawareans trying to read Roberts; Groups will hold rallies as experts debate judge's impact on country."

The Harvard Crimson reports that "Bush Nominates Roberts for Chief Justice; Roberts would be first College, HLS grad to head Supreme Court."

And The Gallup Organization reports that "Public Most Interested in Hearing Roberts' Views on Abortion; Slim majority continues to favor his confirmation."
Posted at 06:40 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


"William Rehnquist's legacy": This segment (RealPlayer required) featuring Law Professor David Stras appeared on today's broadcast of "Midmorning" on Minnesota Public Radio.
Posted at 11:33 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


Available online from National Public Radio: This evening's broadcast of "All Things Considered" contained segments entitled "Bush Shifts Strategy on Roberts' High Court Bid" (featuring Nina Totenberg); "Roberts Nominated for Chief Justice"; and "Save 'Political Theater' for Controversial Nominees."

And today's broadcast of "Talk of the Nation" contained segments entitled "A Look at Roberts' Nomination as Chief Justice" and "Weighing the Roberts Nomination" (featuring David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times).

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Posted at 11:30 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


"President Names Roberts as Choice for Chief Justice": This article will appear Tuesday in The New York Times, along with a news analysis headlined "Buying Time With Quick Action on Court and a 2nd Trip to South."

And Tuesday in USA Today, Joan Biskupic will have articles headlined "History maps plan to handle court's upcoming changes" and "Political equations are in for a revision."
Posted at 11:22 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


"A Court Choice Well Schooled in Chief Justice Job's Pitfalls": Linda Greenhouse will have this article Tuesday in The New York Times.

Tuesday in The Washington Post, Charles Lane will have articles headlined "Roberts Was Influenced by Critics of the Warren Court; Like Rehnquist, the Nominee Is a Skeptic on Judicial Intervention" and "Roberts's Personal Skills and Political Savvy Seen as Assets; Persuasion, Tact Could Help Forge New Majorities." And in related coverage, "Bush Nominates Roberts as Chief Justice; President Seeks Quick Approval With Another Seat Left to Fill."

The Dallas Morning News on Tuesday will report that "Bush nominates John Roberts to be chief justice."

Newsday on Tuesday will report that "Bush taps Roberts for chief; President notes judge's 'striking ability' as a lawyer and leadership qualities, as Democrats call for release of more background information."

And The Guardian (UK) reports that "Bush plays safe in appointing chief justice."
Posted at 10:15 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


"Roberts gets nod as chief; President quick to nominate a successor for Rehnquist": Jan Crawford Greenburg of The Chicago Tribune provides this news update, along with a news update headlined "Roberts more like Rehnquist than O'Connor; Sees limited role for courts."

Tuesday's edition of The Hill will contain articles headlined "Roberts hearing delayed" and "25 Dems could vote for Roberts."

Patti Waldmeir of Financial Times reports that "Senate’s choice of top judge will reverberate for decades."

The Telegraph (UK) reports that "Bush surprises in choice of top judge."

The Independent (UK) reports that "Bush moves quickly to nominate Roberts as the next chief justice."

And The Times of London reports that "Bush plays it safe over his choice of new Chief Justice."
Posted at 09:15 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


"Blawg Review #22": Available online here at "Blawg Wisdom."
Posted at 09:10 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


"Bush nominates Roberts to be chief justice": Steven Thomma and Stephen Henderson of Knight Ridder Newspapers provide this report.
Posted at 09:03 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


President Bush's decision to nominate John G. Roberts, Jr. to replace Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, instead of having Judge Roberts replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, is good news at least temporarily for liberal opponents of this nominee: Judge Roberts, whom the U.S. Senate unquestionably would have confirmed to replace Justice O'Connor, appeared quite likely to wield a dependably more conservative vote than Justice O'Connor had exercised in her key swing-vote role. Judge Roberts is likely to be just as conservative as, but not much more conservative than, Chief Justice Rehnquist had been.

Thus, Judge Roberts's confirmation to the Court no longer threatens to replace a centrist swing-vote with a dependably conservative vote. And conservative supporters of President Bush must again worry that the Bush Administration might squander the opportunity to replace Justice O'Connor with a more reliably conservative vote.
Posted at 08:58 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


The Associated Press is reporting: Gina Holland reports that "Roberts Faces Hard Task As Chief Justice." And in related coverage, "A Day in the Life of a Chief Justice."

Terence Hunt reports that "Bush Chooses Roberts, Weighs Other Vacancy."

And an article reports that "Rehnquist's Casket Heads to Court Tuesday."
Posted at 08:50 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


"Chief Justice Rehnquist Dies at 80; Bush nominates Roberts to be next chief justice": law.com's Tony Mauro provides this report along with a list of the Chief Justice's major opinions and dissents.
Posted at 08:45 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


"Sweeping Changes at the Supreme Court": This segment (RealPlayer required) appeared on this evening's broadcast of the PBS program "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer."
Posted at 08:40 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


In Tuesday's issue of The Christian Science Monitor: Warren Richey and Gail Russell Chaddock will have an article headlined "Roberts tapped for higher court calling."

Warren Richey will also have an article headlined "Rehnquist's unfinished agenda: During 19 years as chief justice, he tugged the court right, but it didn't move far."

And the newspaper will contain an editorial entitled "William Rehnquist, the federalist."
Posted at 06:20 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


On today's broadcast of NPR's "Day to Day": The broadcast contained segments entitled "What Will History Make of Rehnquist?" (featuring Dahlia Lithwick); "A Former Clerk Recalls the Chief Justice" (featuring Law Professor Richard W. Garnett); "Filling Two High Court Vacancies a Rare Task"; and "William Rehnquist, In His Own Words."
Posted at 03:24 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


"Bush Names Roberts for Chief Justice": This segment (RealPlayer required) featuring Law Professor Jonathan Turley appeared on today's broadcast of the public radio program "Here and Now."
Posted at 03:22 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


"Bush Takes Safe Path on Roberts": The Associated Press provides this report.
Posted at 03:20 PM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


Law Professor Ann Althouse discusses today's Chief Justice nomination: Here, via Wisconsin Public Radio (RealPlayer required).
Posted at 11:20 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


In commentary: The New York Times today contains an editorial entitled "Chief Justice William Rehnquist."

The Los Angeles Times today contains an editorial entitled "Judicious restraint" and an op-ed by Law Professor John Yoo entitled "A revolution that had run its course: Rehnquist went from 'Lone Ranger' to chief justice, and saw many of his conservative views triumph; But recent rulings went against him."

The Washington Post contains an editorial entitled "The Rehnquist Era" and an op-ed by columnist George F. Will entitled "An 'Activist' Justice." In addition, Edward Lazarus has an op-ed entitled "Shallow Decisions," while Cliff Sloan has an op-ed entitled "A Limited Legacy."

The Boston Globe today contains an editorial entitled "After Rehnquist" and yesterday contained an op-ed by columnist Ellen Goodman entitled "Who is John Roberts?"

The Baltimore Sun today contains an editorial entitled "Chief Justice Rehnquist."

The Dallas Morning News contains an editorial entitled "William H. Rehnquist: Chief justice was pragmatic and principled."

Newsday contains an editorial entitled "Rehnquist's long reach: The chief justice made his conservative imprint with grace." Columnist Raymond J. Keating has an op-ed entitled "Some advice for Schumer on judicial nominees." And Jeffrey Segal has an op-ed entitled "Picks didn't always do right by GOP: Though Rehnquist leaned conservative, justices historically have failed to move the court to the right."

The Washington Times contains an editorial entitled "Chief Justice Rehnquist."

The Oregonian contains an editorial entitled "The Rehnquist court, adjourned: William Rehnquist, a towering figure in American law, led a conservative revolution that is still on the ascent."

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel contains an editorial entitled "A legacy that touches us all."

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram contains an editorial entitled "A remarkable American."

The San Jose Mercury News contains editorials entitled "Court's balance should be retained" and "Keeping our fingers crossed about Roberts."

The Toledo Blade contains an editorial entitled "The Rehnquist vacancy."

The Orlando Sentinel contains an editorial entitled "William Rehnquist: The chief justice served with extraordinary dedication and integrity."

The Philadelphia Inquirer contains an editorial entitled "Chief Justice Rehnquist: A very long run with very big impact."

The Charlotte Observer contains an editorial entitled "Rehnquist's legacy: In integrity, manner, chief justice won colleagues' admiration."

The Providence (R.I.) Journal contains an editorial entitled "William Rehnquist, 1924-2005."

The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin contains an editorial entitled "Rehnquist served court, nation well."

In The Chicago Sun-Times, Robert Novak has an op-ed entitled "Will Bush heed supporters' demand, shift court to right?"

Online at OpinionJournal, Law Professor Cass Sunstein has an op-ed entitled "John Roberts, Minimalist: He's conservative, but he's no fundamentalist."

In The Kansas City Star, Heidi C. Doerhoff has an op-ed entitled "Hail to 'the Chief': An ex-clerk’s homage."

And in The Centre Daily Times, Michael Comiskey has an op-ed entitled "Keep politics in the process of appointing Supreme Court justices."
Posted at 10:45 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


"Bush Nominates Roberts to Replace Chief Justice Rehnquist": The New York Times provides this news update.
Posted at 10:35 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


The wire services are reporting: The Associated Press provides articles headlined "Bush Nominates Roberts for Chief Justice"; "Roberts Rises to Chief Justice Nominee"; and "Rehnquist Funeral, Burial Set for Wed."

Bloomberg News reports that "Bush Chooses John Roberts as Next U.S. Chief Justice."

And Reuters reports that "Bush picks Roberts to succeed Rehnquist."
Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


On today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition": A segment featuring Cokie Roberts was entitled "Roberts Tapped to Succeed Rehnquist as Chief Justice."

The broadcast contained segments featuring Nina Totenberg entitled "Speculation over a High Court in Transition"; "Specter a Wild Card in Senate Hearings on Roberts"; and "Timeline for Roberts' Confirmation Hearings in Doubt."

And the broadcast also contained segments entitled "Will Rehnquist's Conservative Legacy Endure?" and "Bush's Nomination of Roberts a Balancing Act."

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Posted at 10:15 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


"Remarks by the President Nominating Judge John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court": The White House's web site has just posted online this transcript of this morning's announcement.
Posted at 08:50 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


"Two Vacancies Give Bush a Chance to Solidify Court's Right": This news analysis appears today in The Washington Post, which also contains articles headlined "Second Court Vacancy Triggers a Scramble; Bush Considers Picking Roberts as Chief, Aides Say"; "The Rehnquist Legacy: 33 Years Turning Back the Court; Chief Justice Came to Recognize Limits On His Power to Fight Liberal Drift"; "Roberts Hearings Likely to Enter Religious Territory"; "One Man's Unwavering Constitution: To the End, Rehnquist Followed His Own Path"; "Again, Right Voices Concern About Gonzales"; and "Delay Weighed for Roberts Hearings."

The New York Times, in addition to the articles I noted here last night, today contains articles headlined "Complications for Both Sides in the Battle for the Court" and "Chaotic Week Leaves Bush Team on Defensive."

In The Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage and Henry Weinstein report that "Supreme Court Picture Gets Complex; What had been seen as a smooth nomination process for John Roberts is now complicated by Rehnquist's funeral and the chief justice vacancy." And Ronald Brownstein has a news analysis headlined "Court Moves May Give Bush Political High Ground; Judicial nominations can reinvigorate his core supporters and score victories on Capitol Hill."

The Chicago Tribune contains articles headlined "What's next for court? Bush could renominate Roberts as chief justice"; "Top senators differ on delay; Democrats urge pause for Rehnquist, disaster"; and "Chaotic time in nation's capital; Rehnquist's death, Katrina's wrath challenge Bush," along with this obituary of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.

In The Boston Globe, Charlie Savage reports that "Rehnquist death puts pressure on Bush; To be urged to pick female, Hispanic." The newspaper also reports that "Death prompts Democrats to rethink strategy on Roberts"; "From troubled present, a chance to shape future; Bush's problems may limit strategy he takes with court"; and "Law community cites Rehnquist's courage, commitment."

Newsday contains articles headlined "Seats are available to the right; Rehnquist's passing leaves a second Supreme Court post open for Bush to use to solidify a conservative course" and "Supreme complication: With chief justice's and O'Connor's seats to fill, Bush has many strategic options to choose from to formulate a new court."

In The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko has an article headlined "The effect on the court's docket: If only 8 justices sit, tie votes could leave issues unresolved." And the newspaper also reports that "Chief justice's passing provides Bush with major opportunity."

The St. Petersburg Times contains articles headlined "Roberts' advice: Talk, but say little; His strategy for Sandra Day O'Connor's confirmation hearings is likely to be a preview of his own, which start this week"; "Death's impact on court minimal; President Bush will likely replace the chief justice with another conservative; The question: What kind?"; and "Without the robe, he blended right in."

The Houston Chronicle contains articles headlined "Rehnquist led court to right; But his desire for unity often trumped principle of conservatism"; "Bush faces crucial test in Rehnquist vacancy"; "Court will face issues of new complexity; Unprecedented questions forming because of quick pace of change in tech world, science"; and "Texans view Rehnquist as a 'hard act to follow'; Chief justice's judiciary advocacy called unparalleled."

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette contains articles headlined "Rehnquist's death left Supreme Court tangle"; "Rehnquist's death unsettled plans of Roberts' supporters, opponents"; and "Bush: 'America will honor' memory of Rehnquist."

The Sacramento Bee contains articles headlined "Bush ponders court strategy; The president vows quick action as he weighs several ways to replace Rehnquist" and "He was pivotal in shift to right; Rehnquist's judicial revolution made the Supreme Court far more conservative."

In The Dallas Morning News, Allen Pusey reports that "Leaders note Rehnquist's imprint on high court; Chief justice praised for brilliance and for maintaining civility." And in related coverage, "Rehnquist's death raises stakes in battle over Supreme Court; With pressure already high, Bush vows to fill 2nd vacancy quickly."

The Baltimore Sun contains articles headlined "Bush to nominate Rehnquist's successor on court 'promptly'; President must choose nominee, chief justice"; "2 vacancies may greatly alter court"; "Lawmakers reflect on Rehnquist's deep commitment to federal judiciary; Delay in Roberts' hearing weighed; some say moving ahead would show respect"; and "Selection to test Bush at precarious moment."

The Washington Times contains articles headlined "Roberts' star rose as a lawyer under Reagan, Bush"; "Bush vows to replace Rehnquist quickly"; "Chief justice remembered as staunch conservative"; "Democrats push for delay of Roberts hearings"; and "Specter rises above 2004 'Worst Republican' title."

The Globe and Mail of Toronto contains an article headlined "Can Bush reshape Supreme Court?"

Financial Times reports that "US Supreme Court's top justice dies."

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that "Hatch may play protective role in Roberts hearings; He may stop Democrats' criticism and reprimand them for 'acting improperly.'"

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that "Supreme Court fight puts Durbin in spotlight."

The New York Daily News contains an article headlined "Supreme Court gridlock; Bush vows 'timely' pick."

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that "Double decision awaiting Senate; Rehnquist death increases stakes."

The State of Columbia, South Carolina reports that "Notable Roberts’ case has S.C. ties; Charleston lawyer argued 'french fry' case in appellate court in front of nominee."

The Journal News of Westchester, New York reports that "Rehnquist's death brings uncertainty."

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that "Roberts hearings may be delayed; Rehnquist's death, Hurricane Katrina divert lawmakers."

The Hill reports that "Specter may delay Roberts hearing."

The Providence (R.I.) Journal reports that "R.I. lawmakers laud Rehnquist; Some take the opportunity to urge moderation, especially in this time of national turmoil, as the president selects two new members of the high court."

The Mobile Register reports that "Rehnquist's legal philosophy won him many admirers in Alabama."

The Tennessean reports that "Nashville lawyers recall Rehnquist's lack of pretense, ability to compromise."

The Orange County Register reports that "Local lawmakers see galvanizing issue."

The Press-Enterprise of Riverside, California reports that "Inland stakes called high in choice for court; The decisions of Rehnquist's successor will impact key issues, experts and residents say."

The Toledo Blade reports that "Legal community expresses respect for chief justice."

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that "State politicians hail Rehnquist for honor, dignity; Supreme Court chief justice and Wisconsin native 'source of enormous pride.'"

The Argus Leader reports that "S. Dakotans expect interesting fights over nominations."

The Yale Daily News reports that "Professors reflect on Rehnquist era."

The Indiana Daily Student reports that "Professors, former clerks remember friend, mentor; Former Rehnquist clerks reflect on legacy."

The Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro, Tennessee reports that "Rehnquist long lone conservative."

And The Press & Sun-Bulletin of Binghamton, New York reports that "Rehnquist recalled as 'a good man...trying to do good'; Southern Tier residents reflect on chief justice and his record."
Posted at 08:32 AM by Howard Bashman




Monday, September 5, 2005


BREAKING NEWS -- "Bush Nominates Roberts As Chief Justice": The Associated Press provides this report. This development is likely to lead to a postponement of the confirmation hearing that was scheduled to begin tomorrow.
Posted at 08:15 AM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, September 4, 2005


"The Grand Duke's Revolution": CBS News legal analyst Andrew Cohen has an essay that begins, "William H. Rehnquist didn't change his conservative legal principles much during his generation-long tenure on the Supreme Court."
Posted at 10:50 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, September 4, 2005


"Locking in the court: Bush would like to replace Rehnquist with a like-minded conservative in their 50s who could steer the court to the right for decades." The St. Petersburg Times provides this news update.
Posted at 10:40 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, September 4, 2005


In Monday's edition of The New York Times: Linda Greenhouse will have an article headlined "News Was Surprising to Colleagues on Court" and an obituary headlined "William H. Rehnquist, Architect of Conservative Court, Dies at 80."

In related news, "Bush Promises to Move Quickly on Chief Justice."

And the newspaper will contain "Excerpts From Eight Decisions That Helped Shape Doctrines."
Posted at 10:33 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, September 4, 2005


On this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered": The broadcast contained segments entitled "Rehnquist: From Lone Dissenter to Consensus-Builder" (featuring Nina Totenberg) and "Rehnquist's Death: What to Expect Next." RealPlayer is required to launch these audio segments.
Posted at 10:24 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, September 4, 2005


"Events make Bush's high court choice difficult": Joan Biskupic has this news update online at USA Today.

Monday in The Washington Post, Charles Lane's "Full Court Press" column will carry the headline "A Man of Many Hobbies and Little Fuss."

The Chicago Tribune on Monday will report that "In wake of Rehnquist death, Congress is divided over delay on Roberts' hearing."

Steven Thomma and Stephen Henderson of Knight Ridder Newspapers report that "It's unusual for a president to have a chance to remake the Supreme Court," and Henderson has an additional article headlined "A look at the role of the chief justice."

Monday in The Dallas Morning News, Allen Pusey will have an article headlined "William Rehnquist, 'profound devotion to duty.'"

The September 12, 2005 issue of Time magazine will contain an article headlined "Who Will Be the Next Rehnquist?"

Stanford Report provides an article headlined "Stanford community mourns the death of William H. Rehnquist '48, MA '48, LLB '52."

At the First Amendment Center, Tony Mauro has a report headlined "Rehnquist: guided by the framers." And Ronald K.L. Collins has an article headlined "Rehnquist & First Amendment: end of an era."

At c|net News.Com, Declan McCullagh reports that "Key tech decisions marked Rehnquist tenure."

From overseas, Monday's edition of The Telegraph (UK) reports that "Judge's death allows Bush to find radical Right-winger."

The Times of London contains an obituary headlined "William Rehnquist: Long-serving Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court who stuck firmly to the rule of law and his belief in state autonomy" and an article headlined "Court politics: Rehnquist's death presents Bush with a political challenge."

The Guardian (UK) reports that "Bush gets chance to shape US top court; Historic opportunity for president as chief justice William Rehnquist dies, creating second vacancy on supreme court" and contains an obituary headlined "Chief Justice William Rehnquist: Conservative head of the US supreme court who opposed abortion and homosexuality, he presided over Clinton's impeachment trial."

And The Independent (UK) reports that "Bush faces second Supreme Court challenge with death of Rehnquist" and contains an obituary headlined "William Rehnquist: Conservative US Chief Justice who presided with moderation over the Supreme Court."
Posted at 08:54 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, September 4, 2005


"Swing shift: How Anthony Kennedy's passion for foreign law could change the Supreme Court." Jeffrey Toobin will have this article in the September 12, 2005 issue of The New Yorker (via "SCOTUSblog"). [Update: The New Yorker has posted online the article at this link.]
Posted at 08:37 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, September 4, 2005


"Justices pay tribute to Rehnquist": CNN.com provides this report.
Posted at 08:32 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, September 4, 2005


The Associated Press is reporting: An article headlined "Rehnquist to Lie in Repose at High Court" begins, "Chief Justice William Rehnquist's body will lie in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court on Tuesday and Wednesday and he will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery following funeral services Wednesday."

And in other news, "Chief Justice Last Died in Office in 1953."
Posted at 08:30 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, September 4, 2005


"Bush Faces Tricky Choice; President Will Nominate Rehnquist's Successor at a Time When His Political Capital Has Ebbed": This news analysis appears online at washingtonpost.com.
Posted at 06:38 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, September 4, 2005


"Speculation Grows About Minority or Woman Nominee": Neil A. Lewis has this news update online at The New York Times.
Posted at 06:35 PM by Howard Bashman




Sunday, September 4, 2005


"Rehnquist's mixed legacy: Historians will rank him as one of the 20th century's most important chief justices, but while William Rehnquist's court transformed constitutional law, he did not." Mark Tushnet has this essay online at Salon.com.
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