LegalReader.com  ·  Legal News, Analysis, & Commentary

News & Politics

Rehnquist Missing as Supreme Court Returns


— November 1, 2004

WASHINGTON (AP) – Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist disclosed Monday that he’s undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for thyroid cancer and said he is delaying his expected return to the Supreme Court bench on doctors’ advice.

Rehnquist had planned to join fellow justices when they were back on the bench after a two-week break. But instead he issued a statement saying “at the suggestion of my doctors, (I) am continuing to recuperate at home.”

Rehnquist was released from a Maryland hospital last Friday after undergoing surgery to have a tube inserted in his throat to help his breathing.

Details here from the AP via My Way News.com.

UPDATE (11/1): From Law.com: Rehnquist Still Absent Amid Signs of Disease’s Severity


WASHINGTON (AP) – Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist disclosed Monday that he’s undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for thyroid cancer and said he is delaying his expected return to the Supreme Court bench on doctors’ advice.

Rehnquist had planned to join fellow justices when they were back on the bench after a two-week break. But instead he issued a statement saying “at the suggestion of my doctors, (I) am continuing to recuperate at home.”

Rehnquist was released from a Maryland hospital last Friday after undergoing surgery to have a tube inserted in his throat to help his breathing.

Details here from the AP via My Way News.com.

UPDATE (11/1): From Law.com: Rehnquist Still Absent Amid Signs of Disease’s Severity

Join the conversation!