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William H. Rehnquist
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William H. Rehnquist was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He earned his B.A. and M.A. in political science from Stanford University and a second M.A. from Harvard. He graduated first in his class at Stanford Law School in 1952.  In 1969 Rehnquist became assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Office of Legal Council. He was confirmed by the Senate as an associate justice of the Supreme Court in December 1971, and took his place on the bench in January 1972.  He became the sixteenth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court... Read More

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All the Laws but One
Civil Liberties in Wartime
Written by William H. Rehnquist


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 2000
Price: $15.95

In 1861, with the survival of the United States in jeopardy, Abraham Lincoln—the Great Emancipator and champion of human freedom—responded to the national threat by suspending the writ of habeas corpus, a traditional bulwark of individual liberty. Lincoln's decision reveals in stark terms a conflict inherent in the practice of American... Read more >
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All the Laws but One
Civil Liberties in Wartime
Written by William H. Rehnquist


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Centennial Crisis
The Disputed Election of 1876
Written by William H. Rehnquist


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $14.00

Near midnight on Election Day in November 1876, the returns coming into Republican National headquarters signaled a victory for the Democratic presidential candidate, Samuel J. Tilden. But alert Republican leaders saw that if all the states still doubtful or disputed went for their candidate, Rutherford B. Hayes would be elected. Word... Read more >
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Centennial Crisis
The Disputed Election of 1876
Written by William H. Rehnquist


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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The Supreme Court

Written by William H. Rehnquist


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 5, 2002
Price: $15.95

The Supreme Court begins with the personal story of William Rehnquist's introduction to the Court as a law clerk to Justice Robert Jackson in 1952. From there it describes the Court's early evolution and function in our small, young democracy. Finally, it explains how the Court operates today.

Using biographical sketches... Read more >
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The Supreme Court

Written by William H. Rehnquist


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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