Since the early 1970’s an increasingly conservative Supreme Court of the United States has been leading this country through a “Criminal Procedure Counterrevolution” (also called “The Rehnquisition”), during which the federal rights and remedies of criminal defendants have been inexorably and significantly eroded. There are numerous books and law review articles discussing this counterrevolution. Chief Justice Rehnquist, the most articulate and ideological of the Courts conservative justices, may properly be regarded as the intellectual founder and leader of this trend in favor of restricting criminal procedure rights.
This article analyzes and provides a bibliography of Supreme Court criminal procedure opinions in which Justice Rehnquist was on the Court.
Donald E. Wilkes Jr.,
Inimicus Libertatis: Chief Justice Rehnquist’s Majority or Plurality Opinions in the Field of Criminal Procedure
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