Saturday, September 03, 2005

Chief Justice Rehnquist Dies at Home

What this will mean is anyone's guess, but I hope that the Roberts' confirmation hearings are postponed now. If not for the thousands who have been killed by Katrina, then for the Chief Justice.


Chief Justice Rehnquist Dies at Home

WASHINGTON - 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.


Blogger Miranda said...

Hi. I bookmarked your blog because at the time, I was looking for travel blogs to read since I never travel anywhere. But I must say, your posts on the hurricane and the the aftermath, including the government's involvement or lack thereof are great. I'm glad people are out there exposing the government's actions.

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