Wisconsin native William H. Rehnquist died last night at the age of 80. During his tenure on the US Supreme Court, he served and presided over a remarkable amount of decisions that shaped both the legal and social landscapes in the United States. Like the true Wisconsinite that he was (he was born in Milwaukee and raised in Shorewood, Wisconsin), Rehnquist worked his way up the ranks to become the Chief Justice, and he continued to serve despite the announcement that he was fighting thyroid cancer earlier this year. He stated that he would continue to serve into the next session as long as his health permittedâ€¦ I think this qualifies. He maintained a high standard of ethics and dignity during a time of significant change, and continued to uphold the Constitution in the most honorable fashion possible. Todayâ€™s blog is dedicated to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, to his family and friends, and to the US Supreme Court.