Pace law professor says death of chief justice hit home hard

A professor of constitutional law at Pace University's Law School says the death of Chief Justice William Renhquist hit home hard Sunday.

Bennett Gershman, says the timing of Chief Justice Renhquist's death came as somewhat of a surprise. He says his passing gives President Bush the chance of not only replacing two justices this year, but also naming a new chief justice.

Gershman adds that Rehnquist's passing will have an impact on Supreme Court nominee John Roberts confirmation hearings which are set to begin Tuesday in Washington.

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