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.
March 16, 2005 |
Ailing Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist presided over a meeting of federal judges who implored Congress and the Bush administration to improve judicial security after two fatal shootings. The Judicial Conference of the United States, the policymaking body of the federal judiciary, approved a resolution asking the Justice Department and U.S. Marshals Service to devise ways to bolster security, particularly at judges' homes.
October 1, 1985
U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist ruled on Monday against the City of Los Angeles, which contended that it could not be sued for violating the civil rights of a person arrested on a drunk driving charge once he has lost an individual suit against the police officer who allegedly injured him. Ronald Heller fell through a plate glass window during a struggle when he was arrested by Officers Craig Bushey and Calvin Brasher in June, 1980.