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Supreme Court hears arguments without Rehnquist

[JURIST] Chief Justice William Rehnquist remained at home Monday while the Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases. Rehnquist continues to work from home while he receives radiation and chemotherapy for thyroid cancer. Justice John Paul Stevens commented from the bench at this morning's court session that Rehnquist "is unable to be present but will participate in the consideration and discussion of the cases on the basis of the briefs and the transcripts of oral argument.” The Supreme Court heard arguments in Devenpeck v. Alford and Shepard v. United States (case summaries from Duke Law School). The Court also issued an order list Monday, but made no new grants of certiorari.

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