The Partisan: The Life of William Rehnquist

The Partisan: The Life of William Rehnquist

by John A. Jenkins

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ISBN-13: 9781586488871
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

John A. Jenkins is president and publisher of CQ Press. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, the Washington Monthly, and the American Lawyer. He is a four-time recipient of the American Bar Association’s Gavel Award Certificate of Merit, the highest award in legal journalism.

Table of Contents

Reserchers xi

Introduction xiii

1 Shorewood 1

2 A Change of Name and Place 7

3 "Hate Black" 13

4 Basic Moral Rights 19

5 On to Washington 27

6 An "Unhumanitarian Position," and Other Memos 33

7 "Like a Bunch of Old Women" 45

8 Hanging Judge 49

9 Rugged Libertarianism 59

10 "What the Court Really Needs Is a Chief Justice" 65

11 Cowboys in Washington 75

12 Changes on the Court 89

13 Southern Strategy 95

14 Two More Vacancies 103

15 "You Might Consider Bill Rehnquist" 111

16 "What Now, Hon. W. H. Rehnquist?" 131

17 Roe v. Wade 137

18 "The Better Point of View" 149

19 Lone Dissenter 163

20 Bored at the Court 169

21 An Aspiring Novelist 177

22 Code Pink 189

23 A Betting Man 197

24 "Bizarre Ideas and Outrageous Thoughts" 203

25 Bicentennial Bombshell 209

26 A Score to Settle 215

27 High Expectations 223

28 The Brennan Court 229

29 Federalism, Occasionally 237

30 A Fragile Majority 245

31 Solendor of Stripes 253

32 Clinton's Trial 257

33 "Never Let the War End Until You've Won It" 261

Acknowledgments 267

Chronology 271

Notes on Sources 273

Selected Bibliography 315

Index 319

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