William Rehnquist, 1924 - 2005Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist died Sept. 3 at age 80. Rehnquist, who served on the Supreme Court for 33 years, spent his last year battling thyroid cancer. President Bush promptly nominated Judge John Roberts as his choice to become the nation's 17th chief justice.
William Rehnquist, 1924 - 2005
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist died Sept. 3 at age 80. He spent 33 years on the high court.