03. September 2005 · Comments Off on RIP Justice Rehnquist · Categories: Domestic

Chief Justice Rehnquist has died.

Via CNN:

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who helped shift the U.S. Supreme Court toward a more conservative ideology and strongly supported states’ rights during his three decades on the bench, has died.

Rehnquist, who presided over the court for nearly 19 years, was 80.

Rehnquist, who had been receiving chemotherapy and radiation for thyroid cancer, died at an Arlington, Virginia, hospital surrounded by his three children, a court spokeswoman said.

We’re living in interesting times.

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