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Sunday, September 04, 2005

William H. Rehnquist

United States Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist passed away last night (CNN: Obituary). Our sincerest condolences go out to his family.

He was the last justice on the original Roe v. Wade Court.

With his death, and the pending, but not yet scheduled, retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor, there will be two vacancies on the Court. The president is committed to having Roe v. Wade overturned. It looks like the president will get what he wants.

July 24, 2005, entry on nominee John Roberts

September 19, 2004, entry on the Supreme Court

Posted by Marie at September 4, 2005 6:37 PM