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William Rehnquist

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Eldin Karalic

on 1 April 2013

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Transcript of William Rehnquist

Rehnquist's Education William Rehnquist attended Kenyon College for one quarter
After the war he went to Stanford University where he received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in political science
Next he went to Harvard and received a master's in government and a law degree from Stanford Law School
Rehnquist was the top of his class along with Sandra Day O'Connor who was third and a future colleague of William Rehnquist Rehnquist's Life He was born on October 1, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
His father was a paper salesman and his mother was a translator
When he was a child a numerologist said that his middle name should start with the initial H because he would be more successful. So he changed it to Hubbs
After High School William Rehnquist went on to go to Kenyon College
But, he had only stayed there for one quarter before joining the army
He was a weather observer for the army so he saw no combat
He was stationed in North Africa William Rehnquist By: Eldin Karalic
Period 4 Rehnquist's Professions Rehnquist worked as a law clerk for Justice Robert H. Jackson from 1952 through 1953
After that he was in private practice in Arizona from 1953 to 1969
From 1969 to 1971 he served as Assistant Attorney General for the office of Legal Counsel
Rehnquist caught the eye of President Richard Nixon in 1971 and appointed him Associate Justice because of his conservative ways
Rehnquist got his votes and took the oath of office on January 7, 1972 Facts Bush v. Gore continued Bush v. Gore George W. Bush won 271 electoral votes one more than what was required
Al Gore received 266 electoral votes
Analysis found that black-majority precincts had three times as as many ballots as white precints Question/Issue Would the recount of the ballots be in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th amendment? Arguments Recount in Florida would violate Equal Protection Clause of 14th amendment (Bush)
Florida Supreme Court had done all it could to ensure equal treatment of both parties (Gore) Said that requiring all ballots to be treated in same fashion would need a uniform federal standard but that was unavailable (Gore) Verdict 7-2 decision that said that the recount in Florida was
done unconstitutionally.
5-4 decision that no constitutionally valid recount could be done by December 12 Work Cited Page Search Engines Bing.com
Google.com Websites http://www.4lawschool.com/conlaw/bg.shtml http://www.biography.com/people/william-rehnquist-9454479 http://www.rehnquistcenter.org/rehnquist.cfm
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