In Dicta

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Rehnquist hospitalized

This is sure to spur more retirement rumors.

"Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, ailing with cancer, has been hospitalized with a fever, spurring more retirement speculation about the 33-year veteran of the Supreme Court.

The 80-year-old Rehnquist was taken by ambulance to Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., on Tuesday night and was admitted for observation and tests, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.

There was no immediate word on his condition Wednesday afternoon."