|TO THE PRESS CORPS
||For Further Information Contact:
|April 20, 2006
||Kathy Arberg (202) 479-3211
The Supreme Court of the United States will honor the memory of the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist on June 15 with a meeting of the Supreme Court's Bar, followed by a special sitting of the Court.
The Bar meeting-at 2 p.m. in the Upper Great Hall-will feature remarks by the Solicitor General of the United States Paul D. Clement; Associate Deputy Attorney General Ronald J. Tenpas; Hogan & Hartson partner Allen R. Snyder; James C. Rehnquist, son of Chief Justice Rehnquist; Latham & Watkins partner Maureen E. Mahoney; Deputy Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Attorney General Courtney Simmons Elwood; and Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz partner James C. Duff. Ronald J. Tenpas will serve as chairman of the meeting. At the meeting's conclusion, Bar members are expected to adopt a commemorative resolution. The Honorable Steven M. Colloton, Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, serves as chairman of the Bar's Committee on Resolutions. Ronald J. Tenpas, Allen R. Snyder, Maureen E. Mahoney, Courtney Simmons Elwood, and Steven M. Colloton all clerked for Chief Justice Rehnquist.
A Special Session of the Court will be held in the Courtroom at 3:15 p.m. U. S. Solicitor General Paul Clement and Deputy Attorney General of the United States Paul McNulty will address the Court. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. will respond on behalf of the Court. Attendance at the memorial sitting and meeting of the Bar is by invitation.
Members of the press corps are welcome to attend both events; please notify the Public Information Office if you intend to do so. The reception that follows the memorial sitting is closed to the press. We will make every effort to provide copies of all remarks as well as the commemorative resolution in advance.