On This Date in Legal History

On October 1, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­1924, William H. Rehnquist was born. In 1972 President Nixon nominated him to the United States Supreme Court, and the Senate confirmed his nomination as an associate justice.  The vote was 68 to 26.  Then in 1986 President Reagan nominated him to replace retiring Chief Justice Warren Burger. The Senate confirmed his nomination, again, and this time the vote was 65 to 33.

William Hubbs Rehnquist

William Hubbs Rehnquist

Chief Justice William Rehnquist remained on the Court until his death in 2005.  Learn more about this influential justice at http://goo.gl/2EMHsU.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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