by Shannen W. Coffin

The Chief Justice of the United States, William Rehnquist, is scaling back his activity. According to Howard Bashman’s “How Appealing ” Blog, the Supreme Court issued a statement today that “Chief Justice Rehnquist will not participate in decisions argued during the November sitting, unless his vote is necessary to break a 4-4 tie.” This is truly disheartening news.

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