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2005-09-05 09:03:18

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush nominated conservative appeals court judge John Roberts on Monday to replace the late William Rehnquist as chief justice of the Supreme Court, the top court in the United States. The choice was in a certain sense a sentimental one, given that Roberts was once a law clerk for Rehnquist, and a shrewd political move. Rehnquist's death on Saturday of thyroid cancer left a rare two openings on the high court and gave Bush...

2005-09-04 14:48:19

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Sunday called late Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist "a man of character and dedication" and pledged to move quickly to nominate a successor. "There are now two vacancies on the Supreme Court and it will serve the best interests of the nation to fill those vacancies promptly," Bush said. "I will choose in a timely manner a highly qualified nominee." Rehnquist's death on Saturday from thyroid cancer...

2005-09-04 10:14:48

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush pledged on Sunday to move quickly to nominate a successor to U.S. Chief Justice William Rehnquist, whose death opens a second spot on the high court for the president to fill. "There are now two vacancies on the Supreme Court and it will serve the best interest of the nation to fill those vacancies promptly," Bush said at the White House. "I will choose in a timely manner a highly qualified nominee to succeed Chief...

2005-09-04 10:06:45

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush pledged on Sunday to move quickly to nominate a successor to U.S. Chief Justice William Rehnquist, whose death opens a second spot on the high court for the president to fill. "There are now two vacancies on the Supreme Court and it will serve the best interest of the nation to fill those vacancies promptly," Bush said at the White House. "I will choose in a timely manner a highly qualified nominee to succeed Chief...

2005-09-04 04:22:58

By Jackie Frank WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist creates a rare double opening on the U.S. Supreme Court, giving President George W. Bush the chance to make a significant mark on the federal judiciary. Rehnquist, a conservative force who pushed the closely divided nine-member court to the right in his more than 30 years on the bench, died on Saturday at age 80 after a battle with thyroid cancer. His death came just a month before the court was to...

2005-09-03 23:16:45

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who died on Saturday after a battle with thyroid cancer, carved out a record as one of the most conservative jurists in U.S. history during more than 33 years on the Supreme Court. As a justice for nearly 15 years and then as chief justice for more than 18 years, Rehnquist helped push the highest U.S. court to the right. He has been treated for thyroid cancer since October and died at the age of 80. As part of...

2005-09-03 23:14:14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist died on Saturday at his home in Arlington, Virginia, after battling thyroid cancer since October, a court spokeswoman said. Rehnquist, 80, had experienced "a precipitous decline in his health in the last couple of days," and died in the evening surrounded by his three children, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. A leading conservative, his death created a second opening on the nine-member court, following...

2005-09-03 22:38:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist died on Saturday at his home in Arlington, Virginia, after battling thyroid cancer since October, a court spokeswoman said. Rehnquist, 80, had experienced "a precipitous decline in his health in the last couple of days," and died in the evening surrounded by his three children, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. An influential conservative on the Supreme Court for more than 30 years, his death creates a...

2005-09-03 22:19:46

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist died on Saturday at his home in Virginia, CNN reported. Rehnquist was 80 years old and had been suffering from cancer.

2005-08-04 20:33:50

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who has thyroid cancer, developed a fever on Thursday and was taken to a Virginia hospital for evaluation, Supreme Court spokesman Ed Turner said, but later went home. Rehnquist, 80, who has said he is not about to retire, was at the court earlier on Thursday. An influential conservative on the Supreme Court for more than 30 years, Rehnquist was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in October. His illness prompted widespread...


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