The Rehnquist Court: Activism on the Right

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The Rehnquist Court: Activism on the Right

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January 2002

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For nearly all his tenure as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, William Rehnquist has enjoyed the support of a slim but usually solid majority of his fellow justices. With it he has been able to effect a dramatic shift to the right in many vital areas of constitutional law. Displaying a judicial activism not seen since the 1930s, Rehnquist and his allies, in a series of 5-4 decisions, have undermined civil rights and weakened the federal government's ability to respond to pressing social needs.

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Hill and Wang

The Rehnquist Court: Activism on the Right

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