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2005-08-04 20:14:20

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 but not admitted, Supreme Court spokesman Ed Turner said. 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 speculation...

2005-07-14 21:30:35

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice William Rehnquist said on Thursday that he is not about to retire, despite widespread speculation about how much longer ailing health will allow him to remain on the nine-member Supreme Court. "I want to put to rest the speculation and unfounded rumors of my imminent retirement," Rehnquist, 80, who suffers from thyroid cancer, said in a statement issued by his family. "I am not about to announce my retirement. I will continue to...

2005-07-13 15:52:32

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice William Rehnquist, whose thyroid cancer has prompted wide speculation that he will retire, has been hospitalized with a fever and was undergoing tests on Wednesday, a spokeswoman said. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg gave few details of the condition of Rehnquist, 80, who was taken by ambulance to a hospital outside Washington on Tuesday night, and did not know when he would be released. "The chief justice went to (an)...

2005-06-29 18:08:54

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's newly endedterm was a difficult one for Chief Justice William Rehnquist,with his health problems and a number of major rulingsrejecting the conservative legal views he has long espoused. Soon after the term began in October, Rehnquist wasdiagnosed with thyroid cancer, raising questions about how muchlonger the 80-year-old would be able to stay on the nine-memberhigh court and speculation about who might replace him. After undergoing a...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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