Chief Justice William Rehnquist has died

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  1. JGrubbs

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    Breaking news on CNN and Drudge Report!
     
  2. KenH

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    My condolences to his family and friends.
     
  3. JGrubbs

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    They just broke in on FoxNews with the story as well.
     
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    Just saw it on ABC.

    AMEN! We need to pray for our country as well.
     
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    Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist died Saturday evening at his home in suburban Virginia, said Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg.

    A statement from the spokeswoman said he was surrounded by his three children when he died in Arlington.

    "The Chief Justice battled thyroid cancer since being diagnosed last October and continued to perform his dues on the court until a precipitous decline in his health the last couple of days," she said.

    Rehnquist was appointed to the Supreme Court as an associate justice in 1971 by President Nixon and took his seat on Jan. 7, 1982. He was elevated to chief justice by President Reagan in 1986.

    His death ends a remarkable 33-year Supreme Court career during which Rehnquist oversaw the court's conservative shift, presided over an impeachment trial and helped decide a presidential election.

    The death President Bush his second court opening within pour months and sets up what's expected to be an even more bruising Senate confirmation battle than that of John Roberts.

    Rehnquist, 80 and ill with cancer, presided over President Clinton's impeachment trial in 1999, helped settle the 2000 presidential election in Bush's favor, and fashioned decisions over the years that diluted the powers of the federal government while strengthening those of the states.

    Source: The Associated Press
     
  6. JGrubbs

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    I believe the AP copy editor is tired:

    The death President Bush his second court opening within pour months and sets up what's expected to be an even more bruising Senate confirmation battle than that of John Roberts.
     
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    And I really tho't it was you (or me) until I read it the 3d time ...
     
  8. JGrubbs

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    Here is the edited text as found on the FoxNews Web site:

    The death leaves President Bush his second court opening within four months and sets up what's expected to be an even more bruising Senate confirmation battle than that of John Roberts.

    Source: FoxNews
     
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    My condolences to his family.
     
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    Yes, Pastor SBC1303 Judge Rehnquist's family deserves our condolances indeed.
     
  11. Enoch

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    How very sad. [​IMG]
     
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    My prayers are with his family and friends, but he has earned a rest.
     

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