Cantor Statement on the Passing of Chief Justice Rehnquist
September 4, 2005
Washington, DC - Chief Deputy Majority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) released the following statement today regarding the passing of Chief Justice William Rehnquist:
"Chief Justice Rehnquist had a remarkable career and his contributions to American law and history will endure for years. He guided the Supreme Court through many landmark decisions and his leadership in these challenging times will be missed. Justice Rehnquist had a keen sense of the proper role of the federal courts in strictly interpreting the Constitution. The dignity and courage he showed battling cancer in his final days will be an inspiration to us all."