William H. Rehnquist (1924-2005) was Chief Justice of the United States and author of All the Laws but One: Civil Liberties in Wartime, published by Alfred A. Knopf. Originally appointed to the Supreme Court by President Nixon, Rehnquist served from 1972 to 2005.
In the wake of Pearl Harbor, tens of thousands of American citizens were taken from their homes and locked up simply because of their Japanese ancestry. Was their internment a grim necessity or “the worst blow to civil liberty in our history”? The Chief Justice of the United States weighs the reasoning.