Professor Cooper is quoted on the Rehnquist legacy
Professor Horace Cooper was quoted in an article that offers comment by members of the black leadership network Project 21 on the legacy of the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist.
Black Activists Mourn the Passing of Chief Justice Rehnquist, U.S. Newswire, September 4, 2005.
"'Chief Justice Rehnquist will be remembered as one of a few historic heads of the Supreme Court,' said Project 21 member Horace Cooper, a law professor at the George Mason University Law School. 'A conservative jurist who was appointed to an activist liberal Court, Chief Justice Rehnquist helped restore a new federalism in constitutional law and strengthened local law enforcement. His tenure marked a new tolerance for faith and religion in the public square. Overall, the Rehnquist Court significantly moderated the activist liberalism of earlier courts. He was a brilliant, principled lawyer who reflected the commonsense conservative values of our nation. His stewardship of the Supreme Court will be greatly missed.'"