"In No Hurry"
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist turns 80 today. And, according to the Associated Press, "he remains invigorated by the job and appears in no hurry to give up the title of the nation's top judge."
The article goes on to mention that he has hired clerks through 2006 (a few of whom are friends of Nomination Nation, and certainly hope retirement won't prohibit them from becoming members of "the elect"), and that he made no mention of stepping down to any of his past, current, or future clerks.
Of course, the article also cites neutral law professors who say it's about time for him to step down, but what do they know?
We'll keep you posted on rumors of the Chief's departure when and if they happen. You keep us posted as well.
(link via How Appealing)