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November 27, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
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NATIONAL
November 2, 2004 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
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."
NATIONAL
October 30, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NATIONAL
October 27, 2004 | Richard Simon and David G. Savage, Times Staff Writers
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.
NATIONAL
October 26, 2004 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
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.
OPINION
May 22, 2004
How interesting that in "From Law Clerk to Chief Justice, He Has Slighted Rights" (Commentary, May 17), Cass Sunstein states that the memo penned by then law clerk William H. Rehnquist was uncannily prescient. This, of course, is in reference to the present-day "sentiments of a transient majority of nine men" (oh, that should, of course, be nine persons). One thing that he can be called prophetic about, his statement that "attempts ... to protect minority rights" by the Supreme Court over 150 years "have all met the same fate ... and crept silently to rest," would indicate that any conservative agenda that Chief Justice Rehnquist may now be pushing will be swept away in just a few generations because of the cyclical nature of the Supreme Court.
NATIONAL
May 16, 2004 | From Associated Press
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist took a utility's corporate jet to Ohio on Saturday so he could speak at the dedication of the state's new court building in Columbus. American Electric Power flew Rehnquist at the request of the Ohio Supreme Court, which plans to pay for the $3,800 flight, said AEP spokesman Pat Hemlepp. Security issues and Rehnquist's knee problem made a commercial flight impractical, said Ohio Supreme Court spokesman Chris Davey.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2004 | Anthony Day, Special to The Times
'Centennial Crisis' The Disputed Election of 1876 William H. Rehnquist Alfred A. Knopf: 276 pp., $26 * There was some murmuring in political circles when it became known that William H. Rehnquist, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was writing a book about the first time the court helped decide a disputed presidential election. Might Rehnquist use the 1876 contest between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel J.
NATIONAL
March 11, 2004 | From Associated Press
Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist made an unusual appearance before Congress on Wednesday to back a proposed commemorative coin honoring perhaps the most influential previous occupant of his job. The $1 silver coin would honor the 250th anniversary of the birth of Chief Justice John Marshall, credited with establishing the Supreme Court as an equal branch of government with the legislative and executive branches.
NATIONAL
January 2, 2004 | From Associated Press
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist scolded Congress Thursday for not consulting with the judiciary before enacting legislation that limits the ability of judges to impose lighter sentences than specified in federal guidelines. In his annual year-end report, Rehnquist lamented what he called "dramatic changes to laws governing the federal sentencing process." The changes were tucked into an anticrime bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush in April.
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