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People/Characters: William H. Rehnquist

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Becoming Justice Blackmun : Harry Blackmun's Supreme Court journey by Linda Greenhouse
The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court by Bob Woodward
Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court by Edward Lazarus
A Court Divided: The Rehnquist Court and the Future of Constitutional Law by Mark Tushnet
The Final Days by Bob Woodward
Great Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court by Maureen Harrison
Like a Loaded Weapon: The Rehnquist Court, Indian Rights, and the Legal History of Racism in America (Indigenous Americas) by Robert A. Williams Jr.
Misunderestimated & Overunderappreciated: The George W. Bush Administration as Seen Through the Eyes of the Tribune's Syndicate by Mark Crispin Miller
The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin
The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States by Kermit L. Hall
A People's History of the Supreme Court by Peter Irons
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
The Rehnquist Choice: The Untold Story of the Nixon Appointment That Redefined the Supreme Court by John W. Dean
The Rehnquist Court and the Constitution by Tinsley E. Yarbrough
The Rehnquist Court: Judicial Activism on the Right by Herman Schwartz
Rehnquist Justice: Understanding the Court Dynamic by Earl M. Maltz
Retained by the People: The "Silent" Ninth Amendment and the Constitutional Rights Americans Don't Know They Have by Daniel A. Farber
Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court by Jan Crawford Greenburg
The Supreme Court by William H. Rehnquist
The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America by Jeffrey Rosen
Tear Down This Myth: How the Reagan Legacy Has Distorted Our Politics and Haunts Our Future by Will Bunch
Turning Right: The Making of the Rehnquist Supreme Court by David G. Savage
A wild justice : the death and resurrection of capital punishment in America by Evan J. Mandery

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William Hubbs Rehnquist (October 1, 1924 – September 3, 2005) was an American lawyer and jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States for 33 years, first as an Associate Justice from 1972 to 1986, and then as the 16th Chief Justice of the United States from 1986 until his death in 2005. Considered a conservative, Rehnquist favored a conception of federalism that emphasized the Tenth Amendment's reservation of powers to the states. Under this view of federalism the Court, for the first time since the 1930s, struck down an act of Congress as exceeding its power under the Commerce Clause.


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