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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Rhenquist dies

By Aussiegirl

Now what? Roberts not even confirmed and another nominee needed -- all this and the hurricane too. What is it about August and September?

"Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist died Saturday : evening at his home in suburban Virginia, said Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg.

A statement from the spokeswoman said he was surrounded by his three children when he died in Arlington.
'The Chief Justice battled thyroid cancer since being diagnosed last October and continued to perform his dues on the court until a precipitous decline in his health the last couple of days,' she said.

Rehnquist was appointed to the Supreme Court as an associate justice in 1971 by President Nixon and took his seat on Jan. 7, 1982. He was elevated to chief justice by President Reagan in 1986. "


At 10:04 AM, Blogger Timothy Birdnow said...

A heartfelt thank you and Godspeed, Justice. You served us truly and well.

Welcome Chief Justice Roberts! A man of integrity and conviction (if only we knew what that conviction entails.)


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