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Rehnquist absence will continue for upcoming Supreme Court session

[JURIST] Chief Justice William Rehnquist [JURIST Newsmaker archive] will not take part in oral arguments when the US Supreme Court [official website] resumes hearing cases next week, a court spokesperson said Friday. Rehnquist was diagnosed with thyroid cancer [JURIST report] last October and has missed the court's argument sessions in November, December and January while undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Rehnquist will continue to read briefs and oral argument transcripts and will participate in private court meetings and vote on cases. Reuters has more.

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