We Wish the Chief Well
U.S. Chief Justice William Rehnquist, 80, has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and is in the hospital after undergoing a tracheotomy, the Supreme Court said in a statement on Monday.
Nomination Nation will temporarily abstain from discussing who might fill the potential vacancy with the hopes that the Chief mades a swift recovery.
Update (from Senator Spectator): We also note that two other justices have previously undergone successful surgery to treat cancer. Sandra Day O'Connor survived breast cancer surgery sixteen years ago to the day that the Chief entered the hospital, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg survived colon cancer about five years ago. There's absolutely no reason to think that Chief Justice Rehnquist won't make a similar recovery and be back on the bench in no time.