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June 2, 1991
More people have never had less respect for the Supreme Court than after its decision on abortion counseling. Not only is the freedom of pregnant women compromised, but that of physicians. Chief Justice William Rehnquist's court will never recover from this intolerable exhibition of bias. It is clearly a legislative decision and a potential forerunner to the most heinous of abrogations of our society. The people and Congress must immediately move to secure Rehnquist's resignation. MICHAEL H. SUKOFF, MD, Santa Ana
January 27, 1995
Chief Justice William Rehnquist has taken the Lord Chancellor in Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera "Iolanthe" as his robe model ("Gold Stripes Adorn New Rehnquist Robe," Jan. 18). The Lord Chancellor in the comedy is a buffoon, a caricature of British pomposity, a love-sick geezer whose main preoccupation is his infatuation with his pretty young wards. It's his robe that our chief justice is adopting? The Supreme Court as comic opera--so that's what the revolution inside the Beltway is all about.
August 8, 1993
Re "Eastern Exposure" (July 8): It was especially refreshing and satisfying to read an unbiased article on the nudist lifestyle and the efforts of naturists to secure the use and designation of public beaches for nude recreation. Nudists have long been harassed and persecuted by police and right-wing groups. Edwin Meese, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Pat Buchanan, Charles Keating and even U.S. Chief Justice William Rehnquist have denounced nudity as evil in their attempt to dictate their views of morality.
March 12, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Ailing Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist is expected to preside over a semiannual meeting of high-level federal judges, the Supreme Court said. Rehnquist, 80, has not been on the bench since disclosing in October that he was being treated for thyroid cancer. He has been reading transcripts of the arguments and voting on cases.
January 1, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist used his year-end report on federal courts to plead for help for what he says are overworked and underpaid judges. In a softer tone than in 2001, Rehnquist said he hoped Congress would recognize that top federal judges are fleeing to better-paying private jobs.
October 6, 1986 | Associated Press
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 | Associated Press
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.
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