Last Friday I attended part of The Rehnquist Court: Ten Years Later, presented jointly by the William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government and the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. I spent a very interesting morning learning about federalism—the relationship between state governments and the federal government—and the role of the Chief Justice of the United States. (No, nothing left out there; the office-holder—all 17, to date, men—is the Chief Justice of the country, not the Court.) I missed afternoon sessions on criminal justice and the First Amendment.
I mention my day because I don’t know how many people appreciate the value associated with having two justices—one the Chief