Poignant letters from Chief Justice William Rehnquist's colleagues, written after his 2004 announcement that he was suffering from thyroid cancer, are among the latest Rehnquist papers to be released by the Hoover Institution Archives at Stanford University. The papers paint a picture of a Supreme Court under distress, even adrift, in the absence of his leadership after 18 years as chief justice. The archived materials also reflect a down-home style that won Rehnquist admirers across the political spectrum.
Newly Released Documents Show Rehnquist's Private Side
The National Law Journal
August 24, 2009