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The History of the Rehnquist Court
Thursday, January 19, 2006 6-8 pm


The passing of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist ends the nearly twenty-year stewardship of the high court by this Nixon and Reagan appointee. How does the Rehnquist Court compare to previous Courts? What will be the Rehnquist Courtís principal legacy? The new federalism? The narrowing of habeas corpus? The treatment of the abortion issue? And, how does Chief Justice Rehnquist compare to previous Chief Justices? What will be his principal legacy after thirty-three years on the Court where he evolved from the lone dissenter to the center of its conservative core? Moderator:
JOHN Q. BARRETT
Professor of Law, St. John's University School of Law; Elizabeth S. Lenna Fellow, Robert H. Jackson Center

Speakers:
MARTIN GARBUS
Davis & Gilbert LLP; Author of Courting Disaster: The Supreme Court and the Unmaking of American Law

ROBERT J. GIUFFRA, JR.
Sullivan and Cromwell LLP; former clerk to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist

JAMES F. SIMON
Dean Emeritus, New York Law School; Author of The Center Holds: The Power Struggle Inside the Rehnquist Court

Sponsored by:
Legal History Committee, Thomas M. Ross, Chair