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chief justice of the United States from 1986 to 2005
|Date of birth||1 October 1924|
|Date of death||3 September 2005|
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English: William Hubbs Rehnquist (October 1, 1924 – September 3, 2005) was an American lawyer, jurist, and political figure who served as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States and later as the 16th Chief Justice of the United States. Considered a conservative, Rehnquist favored a conception of federalism that emphasized the Tenth Amendment's reservation of powers to the states. Under this view of federalism, the Supreme Court of the United States, for the first time since the 1930s, struck down an Act of Congress as exceeding federal power under the Commerce Clause.
Inauguration of George H. W. Bush, January 20, 1989.
Second inauguration of George W. Bush, January 20, 2005.
Rehnquist with Archivist John W. Carlin at the rededication of the National Archives Rotunda, September 17, 2003.