Supreme Court Chief Justice In Hospital

Supreme Court chief justice in hospital for cancer treatment

Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist is in the hospital being treated for thyroid cancer. In a statement, the court says the 80-year-old spent the weekend in Bethesda Naval Hospital and had a tracheotomy on Saturday. Justices are not meeting this week. Rehnquist is expected back on the bench when the court returns to work next week. He has had a series of health problems. In 2002, he missed several sessions after hurting his knee in a fall. Rehnquist was appointed to the court by President Nixon.