The First Opinionsof Justice Rehnquist

Lewin, Nathan
April 1972
New Republic;4/15/72, Vol. 166 Issue 16, p13
Informs that the Supreme Court used to have a courtly custom of hospitality towards its new Justices. Focus on opinions of both Justices Lewis Powell and William Rehnquist issued during the week of March 20 in cases where the court divided 6-to-3; Dissent from the Court's brief ruling by Rehnquist on a claim made by a Buddhist in a Texas prison; Decision establishing the rule that a constitutional error in a state criminal trial may be overlooked by an appellate court; Ability of federal courts to make factual determinations on petitions for habeas corpus.


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