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.
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.