On This Date in Legal History

On October 21, 1971, President Nixon nominated William H. Rehnquist to replace Associate Justice John Marshall Harlan on the United States Supreme Court.  In December of the same year, the Senate confirmed his nomination. Fifteen years later, President Reagan nominated him, and he was confirmed by the Senate, to replace Chief Justice Warren Burger.

William Hubbs Rehnquist

William Hubbs Rehnquist

Listen to this short news clip following Justice Rehnquist’s death at http://goo.gl/mgpwYe. It succinctly reviews the Rehnquist Court, and how its holdings shifted to the right under the Justice’s stewardship.  ­­­You can also learn more at The Rehnquist Center at https://goo.gl/ikjpME.

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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