So Long Chief Justice Rehnquist
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Our Chief Justice Rehnquist was from the old school of Americans racists: the kind that didn’t have to hide it. While he was reportedly a “nice regular guy” in private, Rehnquist’s opinions were great examples of the arrogance of power. He didn’t feel the need to justify or explain his decisions. Many of his rulings were classic: “I say so, because I’m the Chief Justice” without basis in law or reason.
How will the next Chief Justice be different?