Sep 04 2005

SHELBY STATEMENT ON DEATH OF SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAM REHNQUIST

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist:

“I was saddened to learn of the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist. His passing is an enormous loss for the High Court and for the nation.”

“Chief Justice Rehnquist was a brilliant jurist who faithfully interpreted the Constitution throughout his 33-year tenure on the Court. Despite his ailing health over the last several months, he remained a strong and impartial voice on the Court. Chief Justice Rehnquist leaves behind a legacy as one of the most influential chief justices in our nation’s history. His leadership and judgment will be missed.”

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