Chief Justice William Rehnquist is still not retired.
• SC Nomination Blog confirms: "No word from Rehnquist." [SCNB]
• Not even his senators know for sure. Says Orrin Hatch: "I expect by the end of the year that he will retire because I think he's really wanted to...That's my sense, but I've been wrong before." [AP]
• Sen. Brownback to meet with non-nominee Alberto Gonzales "to talk with him about his view of the Constitution." Pure coincidence, just shootin' the shit, Hill-style. [The Hill]