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Chief Justice Rehnquist dies

Passing of conservative voice creates 2d Supreme Court vacancy

By Peter S. Canellos and Charlie Savage
Globe Staff / September 4, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who turned the nation's highest court in a conservative direction, curbing what he considered excessive judicial activism under his two predecessors, died yesterday at his home in Arlington, Va., after a nearly yearlong battle with cancer. (Full article: 1029 words)

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