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.
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.
April 17, 2002 |
In a surprisingly strong defense of the right to free speech, the Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down part of the federal child pornography law that makes it a crime to sell or own images of computer-created children engaged in sex. The justices also said the 1st Amendment shields films and photographs that show adult actors who "appear to be minors" involved in sex.