[Fsf-friends] An Aside: Rehnquist Dead

Ramanraj K ramanraj.k@gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 06:53:01 IST 2005

A brief biography of Chief Justice William Hubbs Rehnquist (born
October 1, 1924 - died September 3, 2005)  has been published at

Rehnquist wrote the decision Diamond v. Diehr, which made a hole in
the dike against software patents in the United States erected by
Justice Stevens in Parker v. Flook; the dike collapsed within a few
years and software patenting is now virtually unlimited.

Rehnquist also dissented in Roe v. Wade.

The meaningful decision in Parker v. Flook is published online at
http://digital-law-online.info/cases/198PQ193.htm and it remains to be
seen if the US Supreme Court would recast Parker v. Flook in the years
to come.


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