We will be debating the legacy of Chief Justice William Hubbs Rehnquist as long as there is a Supreme Court. At the heart of that debate is a puzzle: How could a man so staunchly committed to judicial restraint preside over a Court that became during his tenure on the bench a more powerful actor in American political life than it was when he was appointed?
Thomas W. Merrill,
William Hubbs Rehnquist,
Colum. L. Rev.
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