Chief Justice William Rehnquist has died tonight after serving as Chief Justice for 19 years, and serving on the High Court for 23 years.
So, what's next for the Court? After they press the radical, but relatively undocumented John Roberts through the Senate, what wingnut will they force through next? Rumors were strong prior to the nomination of Roberts that Bush would appoint Edith Jones to replace Rehnquist, will her name return to the national spotlight once again as a Supreme Court nominee? Should Democrats attempt to stall the Roberts confirmation to see who Bush appoints in Rehnquist's place?
This new piece of the puzzle adds new dimensions and harder questions to the Supreme Court battle that is soon to take place (Robert's confirmation hearings begin on Tuesday Sept 6).