Sunday, September 04, 2005

Rehnquist: the rough draft

In Mark Tushnet's analysis, dramatic changes in constitutional law happened while Chief Justice Rehnquist sat on the court, not because he did. "Like Peter Sellers' character Chance in 'Being There,' Rehnquist was on the Supreme Court when things happened around him."

For Jack Balkin, Rehnquist's legacy will be in the eye of the beholder.

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