“Honey, take the kids out of school, and call our travel agent to cancel our trip to Hawaii, because we’re heading to the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. The papers of the late Justice William H. Rehnquist from 1947 to 1974 are now available to researchers.”
If this thought entered your mind at any time while hearing the news that some of the late Chief Justice’s personal papers were now available to researchers, then you might be a law school professor.
Some highlights from the Rehnquist collection include:
Materials from three high-profile cases from the 1972 and 1973 terms of the U.S. Supreme Court:
• Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), resulting in the landmark decision regarding abortion
• Branzburg v. Hayes, 408 U.S. 665 (1972), invalidating the use of the First Amendment as a defense for reporters summoned to testify before a grand jury
• Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238 (1972), a ruling on the requirement for a degree of consistency in the application of the death penalty.
Hat tip: Michelle Pearse
Hoover Institute Press Release