June 27, 2005

High court in recess, no retirement announced

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chief Justice William Rehnquistannounced from the bench on Monday that the Supreme Court wouldbe in recess until Oct. 3, and he made no mention of anypossible retirement.

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 on Monday.