March 12, 2005 |
Ailing Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist is expected to preside over a semiannual meeting of high-level federal judges, the Supreme Court said. Rehnquist, 80, has not been on the bench since disclosing in October that he was being treated for thyroid cancer. He has been reading transcripts of the arguments and voting on cases.
February 19, 2005 |
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer, will not be on the bench when the Supreme Court returns next week for the second half of its current term, the court announced Friday. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Rehnquist would continue to participate in court business from home, reading briefs and transcripts of arguments, taking part in justices' conferences and voting on cases. Rehnquist's last appearance in an official capacity was Jan.
January 21, 2005 |
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist fulfilled a promise to President Bush and to himself when he walked slowly to the inaugural platform Thursday and administered the oath of office to the president. Rehnquist looked frail, used a cane, spoke with a raspy voice and left shortly after the president pronounced the final words, "So help me God." But the 80-year-old Rehnquist succeeded in performing the most public and ceremonial duty of his office, despite suffering from thyroid cancer.
January 1, 2005 |
Ailing Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist said today that judges must be protected from political threats, including from conservative Republicans who maintain that "judicial activists" should be impeached and removed from office.
December 11, 2004 |
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist has sworn in every president since 1988 and, despite undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer, he plans to read President Bush the oath of office at his second inauguration Jan. 20. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Friday that Rehnquist "was invited to administer the oath of office, and he has accepted."
November 27, 2004 |
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist will be absent from the Supreme Court on Monday, beginning a sixth week of missed work caused by thyroid cancer. The 80-year-old has been receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatment at home and plans to skip the two-week cycle of arguments that starts Monday, a court spokesman said Friday. No other information was available. Little has been made public about the seriousness of Rehnquist's cancer, which was announced in a terse statement Oct. 25.
November 2, 2004 |
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, heightening the uncertainty that surrounds the Supreme Court on the eve of the presidential election, announced Monday that he was undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment for his thyroid cancer and would not return to work this week as he had hoped. "My plan to return to the office today was too optimistic," Rehnquist said in a statement issued by the court. "I am continuing to take radiation and chemotherapy treatments on an outpatient basis."
October 30, 2004 |
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was sent home after spending a week in the hospital for treatment of thyroid cancer. A Supreme Court spokesman announced the 80-year-old Rehnquist's release from the National Naval Medical Center in suburban Bethesda, Md.
October 27, 2004 |
Following the news of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist's hospitalization for thyroid cancer, conservative and liberal activists scrambled Tuesday to rally support for President Bush or his Democratic rival, Sen. John F. Kerry, by reminding partisans that the presidential election could shape the future of the Supreme Court. The National Rifle Assn.
October 26, 2004 |
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, the 80-year-old leader of the Supreme Court, underwent surgery for thyroid cancer over the weekend, less than two weeks before the presidential election that will almost surely decide who would replace him. Rehnquist was admitted to Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland on Friday and "underwent a tracheotomy on Saturday in connection with a recent diagnosis of thyroid cancer," the court said in a statement Monday.