laws will be challenged
Laws written in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist
attacks on the U.S. are certain to generate lawsuits, Chief Justice
of the United States William H. Rehnquist, told a jam-packed crowd
at the Law Schools Caplin Auditorium Oct. 27.
defendants naturally want to suppress evidence which incriminates
them, and if previously unused methods of gathering the evidence
are used, these defendants will doubtless challenge them,
Rehnquist said in his keynote address to a two-day conference
on the future of American law and legal education that celebrated
the 175th anniversary of the Law
obvious feature of the future will be ongoing growth in the federal
appeals courts caseload, the chief justice predicted. In
1900 there were 67 district court judges and 28 judgeships in
the courts of appeals. Today, to cope with the greater burden
of cases, there are 651 and 179, respectively.
special courts, such as the Tax Court or the Court of Appeals
for the Federal Circuit, is more promising, he said, but where
such courts have been created in Europe they have lead to a specialized
bar arguing to specialized judges, which can create some pretty
that Rehnquist has chosen more clerks from U.Va. than any other
law school, Law Dean John C. Jeffries Jr. informally inducted
the chief justice in the Virginia School of Law family.
Rehnquists daughter Janet, inspector general for the Department
of Health and Human Services, is a 1985 law school graduate.