The William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government was established in 2006 at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. The non-partisan center honors the legacy of Chief Justice Rehnquist by encouraging public understanding of the structural constitutional themes that were integral to his jurisprudence: the separation of powers among the three branches of the federal government, the balance of powers between the federal and state governments and among sovereigns more generally, and judicial independence.
The Rehnquist Court: Ten Years Later
On February 6, 2015, the William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government convened a day-long conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the end of William H. Rehnquist's 19 year service as Chief Justice of the United States. Click here to watch the program.
To learn more about the William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government click here.
To hear Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's remarks on the inauguration of the Center, click here.
To hear Chief Justice Roberts’ Rehnquist Center lecture, click here
Top Left: Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, taken in the West Conference Room on November 12, 1986. Joe Lavenburg, National Geographic Society, Courtesy of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Top Middle: Official formal group photograph of the Supreme Court as composed under Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, taken in the East Conference Room on December 5, 2003. The Justices are arranged in the traditional sequence by seniority, with five seated in front and four standing. Seated in the front row are, from left, Justices Antonin Scalia and John Paul Stevens, Chief Justice Rehnquist, and Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Anthony M. Kennedy. Standing in the back row are, from left, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David H. Souter, Clarence Thomas, and Stephen G. Breyer. Richard Strauss, Smithsonian Institution, Courtesy of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Top Far Right: West Portico of the Supreme Court Building in full sunlight, as seen from the Maryland Avenue sidewalk taken on April 23, 1993. The apple blossom tree and tulips on the northwest lawn are in full bloom. Beyond the statuary, the dome of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress is visible.
Franz Jantzen, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.