In Dicta

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Rehnquist back at work

"Chief Justice William Rehnquist, sick with cancer but determined to remain at the helm of the Supreme Court, returned to work Friday after defiantly squelching retirement speculation with a pledge to stay as long as his health allows.

The 80-year-old chief justice, who is battling thyroid cancer, looked pale but confident as he left his house in a wheelchair for the trip to his office. He spent two nights in the hospital with a fever earlier in the week, and was discharged on Thursday.

“I want to put to rest the speculation and unfounded rumors of my imminent retirement,” the chief justice said in a statement first disclosed by The Associated Press late Thursday and later confirmed by the court"

Via MSNBC News.

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