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  • William Rehnquist

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    Who was the best of these Supreme Court Chief Justices?

    Who was the best of these Supreme Court Chief Justices?

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    Re: Who was the best of these Supreme Court Chief Justices?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Who was the best of these Supreme Court Chief Justices?
    None of them were particularly great, but I guess I'll vote for Warren Burger since he was at least on the right side of civil rights laws.
    Roger Taney? Seriously? He was one of the worst chief justices we've ever had.
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    Re: Who was the best of these Supreme Court Chief Justices?

    Roberts has yet to finish his term. He is arguably the brightest of all time.

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    Re: Who was the best of these Supreme Court Chief Justices?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    None of them were particularly great, but I guess I'll vote for Warren Burger since he was at least on the right side of civil rights laws.
    Roger Taney? Seriously? He was one of the worst chief justices we've ever had.
    What civil rights of yours were ever in jeopardy?
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    Re: Who was the best of these Supreme Court Chief Justices?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    What civil rights of yours were ever in jeopardy?
    I think he confused Earl Warren with Warren Burger

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    Re: Who was the best of these Supreme Court Chief Justices?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    What civil rights of yours were ever in jeopardy?
    Me? I'm a white guy. Are you saying that people shouldn't care about civil rights issues unless they personally are the ones being denied their rights? First they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew...
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    Re: Who was the best of these Supreme Court Chief Justices?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I think he confused Earl Warren with Warren Burger
    I certainly like Earl Warren better, but he wasn't an option in the poll. Burger came down on the right side of most civil rights issues of the time though:
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    Re: Who was the best of these Supreme Court Chief Justices?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Me? I'm a white guy. Are you saying that people shouldn't care about civil rights issues unless they personally are the ones being denied their rights? First they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew...
    Warren Burger-a rather dim fellow-tried to roll back the massive expansion of "rights" the Earl Warren Court "found" in the Constitution. He was appointed as a reaction to the Earl Warren Court (I believe DDE considered appointing Earl Warren his biggest mistake)

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    Re: Who was the best of these Supreme Court Chief Justices?

    I'd have to do a ton of research to conclude anything...
    At this point - probably the most liberal - see the Jesus thread.
    Of course, this can change.

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    Re: Who was the best of these Supreme Court Chief Justices?

    I wish John Marshall was an option.
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