Chief Justice William Rehnquist will again be absent when the Supreme Court returns from a nearly monthlong break today. Rehnquist has not been on the bench since October, when the Court announced he was receiving treatments for thyroid cancer. The Court indicates that Rehnquist will still participate in deciding pending cases, which include several on themes near and dear to his heart, including the Fifth Amendment's takings clause and church-state separation.
Rehnquist to Miss Court Arguments This Week
February 22, 2005