WILLIAM REHNQUIST

I find it ironic that William Rehnquist and his gang of four were appointed by presidents warning vociferously about the threat to America from communist police states. Can a state enter a private home by force and arrest two consenting adults for private activity? Thanks to Rehnquist, they can--and have. Can the government listen in on what a doctor tells a patient and keep the doctor's mouth shut? You betcha! Can the police-- with no warrant-- stop a bus or train and demand to search the luggage of every passenger if they think one piece might, maybe, contain a no-no? Right you are, and this isn't Moscow.

These are but three decisions Rehnquist and his cronies have made in just the past few years. Given the comparative youth of the conservative justices, they'll be making sure Brother gets Bigger for decades to come.

WILLIAM S. SIMMONS

Los Angeles

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