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BREAKING NEWS ~ Rehnquist denies retirement rumors

[JURIST] AP is reporting that US Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist is spurning rumors of his retirement after admission to the hospital [JURIST report] this week for a fever, saying he will serve as long as his health allows him. "I am not about to announce my retirement," he is quoted as saying in a statement.

9:40 PM ET - The full statement obtained by AP reads:

I want to put to rest the speculation and unfounded rumors of my imminent retirement. I am not about to announce my retirement. I will continue to perform my duties as chief justice as long as my health permits.
AP now has more.

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