July 12, 2004: Pat Robertson announces the beginning of Operation Supreme Court Freedom:
“One justice is 83-years-old, another has cancer and another has a heart condition. Would it not be possible for God to put it in the minds of these three judges that the time has come to retire?”
October 25, 2004: Operation Supreme Court Freedom suffers its first casualty – Chief Justice down by friendly fire!
William H. Rehnquist, a conservative who is the second oldest man ever to be chief justice of the Supreme Court, has been hospitalized with thyroid cancer.