June 27, 2005

U.S. high court in recess, no retirement announced

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chief Justice William Rehnquistannounced from the bench Monday that the Supreme Court would bein recess until Oct. 3, and he made no mention of any possibleretirement.

There has been intense speculation that Rehnquist, 80, whohas thyroid cancer, might announce his departure from the benchon the last day of the term, which ended Monday.