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12/15/2004

 

Ginsberg backs Rehnquist


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, 71, told the AP that she survived chemotherapy and radiation in 1999, when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. She remarked that Chief Justice William Rehnquist is doing well with the court despite his problems:
He has done remarkable," said Ginsburg, 71, a Brooklyn native named to the court by President Clinton. "He's gotten out two opinions. He and I are the only ones who have gotten out two opinions already."
And she thinks he will swear-in the President next month:
"He said he is going to try to get there and, knowing the chief justice, he will probably succeed," Ginsburg said in New York after accepting the degree [honorary, from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York] and giving a speech about America's first chief justice, John Jay.
It's based just on a feel for the man, but I think he'll be there as well. I've also speculated that it might be his last official act as Chief, marking a graceful end to a profound legal career.

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