Rehnquist Papers Donated to Stanford
The Hoover Institution Archives at Stanford University is now the proud owner of the papers of former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court William Rehnquist. The collection comes with an important restriction—no papers can be released until all the justices involved have passed on. Cases heard after Justice Stevens joined the court in 1975 will not be released until his death. However, there are some important cases that can be made public immediately, most notably the papers dealing with the famous 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. It is exciting to think that soon we will be able to examine the history of one of the most controversial cases in legal history.