The Rehnquist Choice - The Untold Story of the Nixon Appointment that Red-logo

The Rehnquist Choice - The Untold Story of the Nixon Appointment that Red

John W. Dean

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History

Description:

In the fall of 1971, when William Rehnquist was nominated to fill an Associate Justice seat on the Supreme Court, the Senate raised no major objections, and a little-known Assistant Attorney General found himself at the pinnacle of the judiciary. It seemed a straightforward choice of a relatively young, academically outstanding and politically seasoned lawyer who shared Richard Nixon's philosophy of "strict constructionism." As Nixon's White House Counsel John Dean reveals for the first time that the choice was anything but straightforward. The truth is that Nixon's nomination was the result of a dramatic, Nixonian rollercoaster. Rehnquist was a last-minute longshot who had once been dismissed by Nixon as a "clown." Only John Dean -- Rehnquist's champion at the time -- knows the full, improbable story. Dean's gripping tale is loaded with revelations such as Nixon's plan to pack the court by forcing resignations, before his inauguration. Using newly released White House tapes, and thousands of previously unseen documents, Dean puts listeners directly in the Oval Office with Nixon, Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell, Rehnquist, and the candidates they considered. The Rehnquist Choice fills in a long-missing explanation of the making of the man who wrote the majority opinion in Bush v. Gore and presided over the impeachment trial of William Jefferson Clinton.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Rafkin

Length:

10h 25m


Chapters

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01:30

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

28:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:14