Thursday, July 14, 2005

Not Done Yet

Chief Justice Rehnquist denied rumors of his imminent retirement. In a statement he declared "I am not about to announce my retirement. I will continue to perform my duties as chief justice as long as my health permits."

This dampens the "two for one" Supreme Court picks that the WH was hoping for, and increases the possibility of dissension among the Republican ranks over whomever is ultimately selected. (It is safe to say Democrats will hate just about any pick.)

Of course, expect a new rash of "Stevens is about to retire" rumors to plague the blogsphere.