~ ~ ` Justice Rehnquist is one of the more interesting ChiefJustices in American history. Both in character & intellect.
Rehnquist had the paradoxical effect of increasing the Federalist power of the Supreme Court by often overturning Congressional legislation....
.. while at the same time issuing other decsions that greatly decreased the Federal reach over states rights.
This article here is a nice overview of
Justice Rehnquist's legal legacy . ~~ TP
"Rehnquist & First Amendment: end of an era"
"Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist's death ends a
judicial career that has left its mark on our
constitutional law of freedom of expression and
constituted)has been sharing courtroom and chambers
since the fall term of 1994.
Since then, the Court has handed down 58 First
Amendment freedom-of-expression opinions in
matters involving religious speech, association rights,
Internet regulation, government-employee expression,
indecent speech, commercial expression,
telemarketing, prisoners’ speech, campaign-finance
laws, hate speech, and various kinds of zoning laws
affecting free speech, among others."