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Old September 3rd, 2005, 10:30 PM
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Chief Justice Bill Rehnquist is dead at the age of 80. I always admired this gentleman as a jurist of strong convictions and a steadfast conservative. He was appointed by Richard Nixon in 1971. At one time, he was frequently the lone dissenter on the court concerning many matters. He was one of only two who dissented in the Roe v. Wade decision. His staff in those days referred to him lovingly as the "lone ranger" for his lonely dissents.

Another thing I liked about Rehnquist was that he was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Force. He will be missed.

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Old September 3rd, 2005, 10:34 PM
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I personally disagree with his stand in that decision, and generally his strict views, but judge a man by his convictions, and he was true to his. I admired him.

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Old September 3rd, 2005, 10:37 PM
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I didn't admire Rehnquist when I was younger, but as I became older and somewhat more wiser and experienced, I came to admire his convictions and his principles. He will be missed.

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CNN had story about him this morning. I disagreed on some of his views. However, he was a man of strong convictions and I admire that.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 07:25 AM
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I too did not agree with him on his decisions.
But I admire him staying the course thru his illness.

Wonder who Bush will nominate?

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Like others, did not necessarily agree with him but I admired and respected him. He will be greatly missed.
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