Advertise:   712.224.5420

Rehnquist won't return to court until next year

The U.S. Supreme Court reconvenes today for another round of arguments but Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist will be absent again.

Rehnquist, 80, was gone the first two weeks of November after undergoing surgery for thyroid cancer. He will miss another two weeks, meaning he won't return to work until the court meets in January 2005.

Rehnquist missed oral arguments on November 9 for the self-determination contract case involving the Cherokee Nation and other tribes. He will still participate in the judgment of the case.

The next hearing for an Indian law case will be on January 11, when the court takes on a tax-related dispute involving the Oneida Nation of New York.

Get the Story:
Court to Hear Marijuana Case (The Washington Post 11/29)
Justices to Hear Arguments on Interstate Wine Sales (The New York Times 11/29)
Rehnquist Will Be Absent Again (The Washington Post 11/27)
Chief Justice Won't Return to the Court This Year (The New York Times 11/27)

Related Stories:
Hearing set for Oneida Nation treaty rights case (11/12)
Tribal contracts pose conflict for U.S. Supreme Court (11/10)
Court to hear self-determination contract case (11/9)
Supreme Court takes action on Indian law cases (11/02)
Mille Lacs diminishment case before Supreme Court (10/22)
South Dakota challenge to tribes rejected by high court (10/19)
Tribes file briefs in Oneida Nation land case (10/18)
Court won't rehear challenge to tribal land base (05/21)
Supreme Court to resolve self-determination dispute (03/23)
Minn. tribe wins another round in reservation dispute (03/10)
Supreme Court weighs self-determination dispute (03/09)