This survey covers U. S. Suprem e Court decisions through the end of the Rehnquist’s last term on the U.S. Supreme Court, the October 2004 Term, which ended on June 27, 2005. An earlier version of this paper was published as an article in The Georgia Defender, p. 1 (April 1990).


"One could account for perhaps ninety percent of Chief Justice Rehnquist’s bottom line results by looking, not at anything in the United States Reports , but rather at the platforms of the Republican Party." – Tushnet, A Republican Chief Justice , 88 Mich. L. Rev. 1326, 1328 (1990) (footnote omitted).