The Burger Court (1969–86)

Court Decisions

Which two justices dissented in Roe v. Wade?

The two dissenting justices were Byron White and William Rehnquist. White criticized the majority for an “improvident and extravagant exercise of the power of judicial review.” Rehnquist wrote that he had “difficulty in concluding, as the Court does, that the right of privacy is involved in this case.”


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