A Collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh

Rehnquist hospitalized with fever again, then released

[JURIST] A US Supreme Court spokesman said late Thursday that Chief Justice William Rehnquist had been taken to hospital for evaluation and tests after developing a fever. AP has more. Rehnquist has been suffering from thyroid cancer and has appeared increasingly frail in recent months; he was briefly admitted to hospital with fever some three weeks ago [JURIST report]. In a statement after his release [JURIST report] on July 14 he insisted that he would "continue to perform my duties as chief justice as long as my health permits."

8:34 PM ET - AP is now reporting that Chief Justice Rehnquist has been released.

About Paper Chase

Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible format.

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.