On July 29, 1986, the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on President Reagan’s nomination of William Hubbs Rehnquist for Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. You can read the transcript from the hearings at https://goo.gl/GMPXUs.
The Senators discussed the historic nature of the proceedings and Justice Rehnquist’s qualifications for the post. They reviewed his judicial record on cases involving women’s rights, segregation and other hot-button issues. On September 17, 1986, the Senate voted 65 to 33 to confirm his appointment as the 16th Chief Justice of the United States. You’ll find the floor vote at https://goo.gl/Uq02k9. Learn more about Chief Justice Rehnquist at https://goo.gl/BY9xGS.