Chief Justice Warren Burger was appointed by President Richard Nixon, and he generally held conservative judicial views.
His tenure saw a shift in the Supreme Court towards a more conservative direction, with decisions that reflected a stricter interpretation of the Constitution.
Burger presided over several landmark Supreme Court cases during his time as Chief Justice.
Notable cases included "Roe v. Wade" (1973), which established a woman's right to abortion, and "Bakke v. Regents of the University of California" (1978), a significant affirmative action case.
Burger played a role in decisions involving the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures.
His court made rulings on issues related to privacy and government surveillance.