Sunday, September 4, 2005

Chief Justice Rehnquist Dies of Cancer

WASHINGTON - Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist died Saturday evening of cancer, ending a 33-year Supreme Court career during which he oversaw the court's conservative shift, presided over an impeachment trial and helped decide a presidential election. His death creates a rare second vacancy on the nation's highest court.

Rehnquist, 80, was surrounded by his three children when he died at his home in suburban Arlington. His wife died in 1991.


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10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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September 04, 2005  
Blogger torporific said...

Die spammer die.

September 04, 2005  
Anonymous Moulton said...

When the going gets tough, the tough go golfing.

September 04, 2005  
Blogger Jim said...

The spammer hit me yesterday.

Anyway, on topic - What do you think the odds are that Alberto Gonalez gets the call?

September 04, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Torper,

Who is going to end up owning the land in New Orleans?

September 06, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Moulton character is spamming your blog too?

September 06, 2005  
Anonymous Moulton said...

There is a Cancer on Justice.

September 06, 2005  
Blogger indygirl said...

Uh-oh.

September 06, 2005  
Blogger lemming said...

Though I'm shocked to say it, I think Imight actually agree with something the president has done. Roberts wouldn't be my first choice as Chief Justice and I'm not sure about bringing in a young outsider to head the group, but if he had skeletons in the closet, the media would have found them by now. This means O'Conner serves another term, doesn't it?

(Waits for the legal experts to jump in)

September 06, 2005  
Blogger torporific said...

Not necessarily, but it appears that she may agree to stay on for a bit until the court can affirm two justices.

September 06, 2005  

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