October 6, 1986 |
The House voted today to name the federal building and U.S. courthouse in St. Paul, Minn., after former Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, a native of that city. Burger recently retired from the Supreme Court and was succeeded by Associate Justice William H. Rehnquist.
August 7, 1987 |
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and six other members of the U.S. Supreme Court will visit Canada for eight days starting Aug. 30 to exchange views with judges, lawyers and academics, the Canadian Judicial Council announced.
September 23, 1986 |
William H. Rehnquist will be sworn in as chief justice and Antonin Scalia will become an associate justice of the Supreme Court in a ceremony Friday, the court announced Monday. Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, who is retiring, will administer the oath of office to Rehnquist, who will then swear in Scalia.
October 30, 2004 |
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was sent home after spending a week in the hospital for treatment of thyroid cancer. A Supreme Court spokesman announced the 80-year-old Rehnquist's release from the National Naval Medical Center in suburban Bethesda, Md.
February 24, 2013 |
Over the next three months, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to end affirmative action, whether to overturn part of one of the most important civil rights laws in our country's history (the Voting Rights Act) and whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to the same marriage benefits as heterosexual couples. In almost every term, the justices exercise veto power over fundamental policy questions such as abortion, gun control and freedom of speech and religion.
June 12, 2004 |
Ronald Wilson Reagan, the nation's 40th president, was buried on a golden Southern California hilltop Friday, after a funeral in Washington National Cathedral attended by hundreds of world leaders, past and present. The ceremonies ended a week of mourning and majesty that honored the uniquely American figure who was credited with hastening the end of the Cold War. Reagan died June 5 at 93.