Friday, July 15, 2005

Rehnquist says he's staying...

Last evening, Chief Justice William Rehnquist issued a short statement to the media saying he has no intention of retiring right now:
I want to put to rest the speculation and unfounded rumors of my imminent retirement. I am not about to announce my retirement. I will continue to perform my duties as Chief Justice as long as my health permits.

You can get the story and a little analysis from these links:
Chief Justice to Remain on Court (SC Nomination blog)
Analysis: Rehnquist stays, no two-seat strategy (SC Nomination blog)
Rehnquist silences retirement speculation (CNN)

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