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The Rehnquist choice : the untold story of the Nixon appointment that redefined the Supreme Court

Author: John W Dean
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Former White House Counsel John Dean describes the process by which the Nixon Administration settled on William Rehnquist as their nominee for a seat on the Supreme Court in 1971.
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Named Person: William H Rehnquist; Richard M Nixon; Richard M Nixon; William H Rehnquist; Richard Milhous Nixon; William Hubbs Rehnquist; Richard M Nixon; William H Rehnquist
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John W Dean
ISBN: 0743226070 9780743226073 0743233204 9780743233200
OCLC Number: 47696335
Description: xv, 333 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the backstory --
The games begin (September 17, 1971) --
Priority one : a Southerner (September 18) --
The push for Poff (September 20) --
Priority two : two conservatives (September 23-28) --
Poff goes poof (September 29-October 2) --
Testing how Byrd might fly (October 2-11, 1971) --
Going with Friday and Lillie (October 12-14) --
The chief justice and other problems (October 14-18) --
Powell and Baker (October 19, 1971) --
While Howard Baker dithered (October 20) --
The Rehnquist choice (October 21).
Responsibility: John W. Dean.
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The explosive, never before told story of how William Rehnquist became a Supreme Court justice, told by the man responsible for his candidacy.  Read more...

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Robert D. Novak National Review The inside look at chaos in deciding who should fill Supreme Court vacancies is a delight...Dean has performed a valuable service in recording Nixon's tortuous course Read more...

 
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