Rehnquist to retire

Weblogs are alive tonight with the rumor that Chief Justice of the United States William Rehnquist will announce his retirement at news conference tomorrow morning at 10 ET. There are a few places are whispering that it could also be that Justice John Paul Stevens plans to retire. Notably the sites suggesting Stevens resignation are largely circular references to other sites that point back at them.

The sentiment that this might lead to a rash of people moving to Oregon based on the states (soon to be illegal if the rumors are true) assisted suicide law has been expressed elsewhere. It seems to me the more measured reaction would be to study up on Canadian immigration policies.


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The great thing about publishing rumors is that if I publish them they rarely come true. CNN and a few other outlets picked up the story late Friday afternoon. Friday morning I skipped m