Rehnquist retiring tomorrow?
July 07, 2005
CapitolBuzz reports: "Republicans on the Judiciary Committee have let Senate Dems know that they should be prepared for Rehnquist to make a statement sometime between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. tomorrow morning and not to schedule anything during that time." And Ezra Klein has some thoughts on implications: "A double-retirement is different, though. Gonzales goes up, but so does Luttig or McConnell. Indeed, I'll go one step farther and say Bush'll move Scalia to Chief Justice in addition to nominating a hardliner in order to quiet opposition to Gonzales." (CapitolBuzz via AMERICAblog, Ezra Klein)