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William Rehnquist

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If you could say of any one individual that the court as an institution is the length and shadow of that individual, surely it would be John Marshall.

— William Rehnquist

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It is always possible for the court to overreach its proper bounds and perhaps declare a lot of laws unconstitutional and frustrate the will of the majority in a way that it ought not be frustrated.

— William Rehnquist

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Early life
Rehnquist was born William Donald Rehnquist in Milwaukee Wisconsin on October 1 1924. Rehnquist's body remained in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court until his funeral on September 7 2005 a Lutheran service conducted at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Rehnquist believed that the Court "had no business reflecting society's changing and expanding values" and argued that this was the domain of the Congress.

William Hubbs Rehnquist (October 1 1924 – September 3 2005) was an American lawyer jurist and political figure who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and later as the 16th Chief Justice of the United States. Under this view of federalism the Supreme Court of the United States for the first time since the 1930s struck down an Act of Congress as exceeding its power under the Commerce Clause. The last 11 years of Rehnquist's term as Chief Justice (1994–2005) marked the second-longest tenure of a single unchanging roster of the Supreme Court exceeded only between February 1812 and September 1823.

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