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Rehnquist absent as Supreme Court resumes hearing arguments

[JURIST] Chief Justice William Rehnquist was absent from Monday's US Supreme Court session, saying that he will follow his doctors' advice and continue to recuperate from last week's surgery at home. Rehnquist also disclosed Monday that he is undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for thyroid cancer, but said that he will continue to work on court matters, including opinions for cases already argued. Goldstein & Howe carry the text of Rehnquist's press release on their SCOTUSblog. As reported earlier this morning on JURIST's Paper Chase, the Supreme Court hears arguments today in two cases involving the definition of taxable income and interpretation of the Merchant Marine Act. Paper Chase has background on Rehnquist's health and AP has more.

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