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Who Is William Rehnquist

Who Is William Rehnquist

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Who Is William Rehnquist

William H. Rehnquist was a lawyer and political figure who severed
the Supreme Court as Associate Justice and later became Chief Justice of the
United States
Supreme Court. During
his early life he entered the United States Air Force and served in
World War II from
1943-1946.

William Rehnquist was also interested in
meteorology
. He took a couple of meteorology programs which lead him to a job overseas as a weather instructor
in North Africa.  

William
Rehnquist became
Chief Justice after Warren Burger retired in 1986.
William Rehnquist was nominated by Ronald Regan to fill the position. Many
other political officers were pleased and supported William H
. Rehnquist
as he took place in office. Members of the
Senate felt he would be a great judicial
leader and his nomination was met with acceptance and joy by the majority.

William H. Rehnquist
was known as a conservative. During his time served as
Chief Justice, he
was the only member of the
Court with conservative views, which did not
stop him from applying his decisions. One of his early rulings in 1973
was
regarding the Committee for Public Education and Religious Liberty v
. Nuquist.

Public
schools approached the
Court for State aid and the implementation of religion in the pubic
school system.William Rehnquist made a dissent to this request along with other
Court
members who were not fond of the idea of any religious beliefs being regulated
in the public school system.

However,
30 years after his disapproval
, he approved school vouchers after the Zelman
v
.
Simmons-Harris case which parents could use to send their children to to any
school of their choice. With the belief that the school would further a child’s
knowledge. Although other members of the
Court opposed this ruling, William Rehnquist finally
vote
d to approve
this
Bill in
2002.

Many rulings were given the final call by William Rehnquist. He is the
one that had the ultimate deciding factor of women’s involvement in the army in
1981. Although he signed previous laws in favor of some feminist beliefs, his
final call on women’s drafting remained an exemption.

Other
calls made by Rehnquist reversed previous judgments made by judges. He wrote a
decision recalling the approval of raising teachers salaries in the
State of
Missouri. This was one of a few cases that William Rehnquist realized was a
prolonged determination by the judicial court system.

It is his work as Chief Justice in later years for which William
H. Rehnquist will long be remembered. In the United States v
. Morrison
case, the Supreme
Court reviewed a Federal law
that held the courts responsible for the rulings of domestic affairs which was
always handled by
State laws.

The case
of the United States v
. Morrison in which a college girl was raped
by a football player caught the attention of the media and many people were
looking towards the Supreme
Court to provide a ruling. However, William
H. Rehnquist passed a judgment that kept domestic affairs out of the hands of
the
Federal
court system, which was also applied to the domestic case of the United States
v
. Lopez.

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