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US Supreme Court Chief Justice Rehnquist Out of Hospital

William Rehnquist (file photo)
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist has been released from an Arlington, Virginia hospital, two days after he was admitted for a fever.

A Supreme Court spokeswoman says Chief Justice Rehnquist was discharged on Thursday and went home.

The 80-year-old Mr. Rehnquist is suffering from thyroid cancer, and his illness has raised questions about how much longer he will be able to serve on the nine-member high court.

President Bush is currently considering choices to replace another judge on the court, retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Mr. Bush says he anticipates continued consultations with lawmakers and advisors before picking a candidate.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.