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By Martin H. Belsky

In 1986, the ideally suited Court's top conservative, William H. Rehnquist, categorised via Newsweek as "The Court's Mr. Right," used to be made leader Justice. shortly, criminal students, practitioners, and pundits begun wondering what his impact will be, and even if he may remake our constitutional corpus in his personal photograph. could the guts carry, or fold? This gathered quantity, edited through Martin H. Belsky, is the 3rd in a sequence together with The Warren court docket and The Burger court docket, either edited by means of Bernard Schwartz. It gathers jointly a individual workforce of students, newshounds, judges, and practitioners to mirror at the fifteen-year impression of the Rehnquist court docket. The paintings presents an outline of the Rehnquist Court's effect to this point, examines intimately the seminal matters faced via the courtroom, and locations the courtroom in extensive old viewpoint. topics mentioned comprise First modification rights and our on-line world, felony justice reform, the Court's development of constitutional interpretation, the overseas impression of the Rehnquist court docket, and the ideally suited Court's expanding interplay with nation constitutional legislations. A accomplished examine the numerous shifts in constitutional jurisprudence lower than Rehnquist's management, this quantity illustrates how the Rehnquist court docket has introduced us nearly full-circle from the judge-made revolution of the Warren court docket. vital for all scholars of the court docket and criminal background, this e-book comprises attention-grabbing insights into one of many century's such a lot arguable courts and a legacy nonetheless within the making.

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By Martin H. Belsky

In 1986, the ideally suited Court's top conservative, William H. Rehnquist, categorised via Newsweek as "The Court's Mr. Right," used to be made leader Justice. shortly, criminal students, practitioners, and pundits begun wondering what his impact will be, and even if he may remake our constitutional corpus in his personal photograph. could the guts carry, or fold? This gathered quantity, edited through Martin H. Belsky, is the 3rd in a sequence together with The Warren court docket and The Burger court docket, either edited by means of Bernard Schwartz. It gathers jointly a individual workforce of students, newshounds, judges, and practitioners to mirror at the fifteen-year impression of the Rehnquist court docket. The paintings presents an outline of the Rehnquist Court's effect to this point, examines intimately the seminal matters faced via the courtroom, and locations the courtroom in extensive old viewpoint. topics mentioned comprise First modification rights and our on-line world, felony justice reform, the Court's development of constitutional interpretation, the overseas impression of the Rehnquist court docket, and the ideally suited Court's expanding interplay with nation constitutional legislations. A accomplished examine the numerous shifts in constitutional jurisprudence lower than Rehnquist's management, this quantity illustrates how the Rehnquist court docket has introduced us nearly full-circle from the judge-made revolution of the Warren court docket. vital for all scholars of the court docket and criminal background, this e-book comprises attention-grabbing insights into one of many century's such a lot arguable courts and a legacy nonetheless within the making.

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457 (1997) City of Boerne v. S. 507 (1997) Timmons v. S. 351 (1997) Agostini v. S. 203 (1997) October Term 1997 National Endowment v. S. 5696 (1998) Arkansas Educ. Television v. S. 666 (1998) Notes This essay is dedicated to the memory of my long-time colleague, Bernard Schwartz. I have attempted to write it the way I think Bernie would have, with attention to doctrinal development and little patience for high theory. 1. O’Brien, “The Rehnquist Years: A Supreme Court Retrospective: The Rehnquist Court: Holding Steady on Freedom of Speech,” 22 Nova L.

S. 666 (1998). 71. , FEC v. S. 238 (1986) (invalidating ban on expenditures by grass roots political entities); Tashjian v. S. 208 (1986) (invalidating ban on open primary); Eu v. S. 14 (1989) (invalidating a party endorsement in primary); Rutan v. S. 62 (1990) (invalidating patronage promotions); Norman v. S. 279 (1991) (invalidating arbitrary limits on third parties); McIntyre v. S. 334 (1995) (upholding right of anonymous political speech but reaffirming validity of campaign disclosure laws); Colorado Republican Campaign Comm.

V. S. , dissenting) (declining to recognize First Amendment right of press to be present at criminal trial); Minneapolis Star v. S. , dissenting) (declining to invalidate discriminatory tax provisions treating publications differently). Although he concurred in the result of NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware Co. S. 886, 907 (1982) (upholding First Amendment protection for economic boycotts), Justice Rehnquist declined to join the Court’s opinion. In Buckley v. S. 1 (1976), Justice Rehnquist voted to abolish expenditure caps, and to invalidate public financing, but upheld limits on campaign contributions.

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