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Specter not expecting Supreme Court resignations

[JURIST] In a speech to the Philadelphia Bar Association Monday Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Arlen Specter [official website] implied that he does not expect to see the resignation of any Supreme Court Justice by the end of the current term. Specter based his comments on observations of Chief Justice Rehnquist [official profile], who is battling thyroid cancer, saying he "looked really good" and had "a strong suspicion that he may be with us a while" [Philadelphia Inquirer report]. Specter also commented that while the judicial filibuster compromise averted a potential disaster, "we're not beyond the issue" and spoke in favor of embryonic stem cell research. Law.com has more.

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