Chief Justice Rehnquist to Step-down by June -NYT

February 21, 2005

The New York Times is reporting that Chief Justice Rehnquist of the Supreme Court will resign by June, if not sooner. This now brings the question, who will replace Rehnquist? The recent tapes say that President Bush at one time wanted John Ashcroft to be on the Supreme Court, but with recent events this seems unlikely. Time will tell.

ASHINGTON, Feb. 21 – When the Supreme Court resumes its term on Tuesday, Chief
Justice William H. Rehnquist will again be absent from the bench because of his
illness. Although he is not bedridden and has been regularly attending the
justices’ private conferences, his empty black leather chair will certainly set
off a new round of speculation and chatter about his tenure on the court Read More

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