according to CNN.
I sort of think Rehnquist's decision to hang on was a little irresponsible. Better to let people know when the vacancy is coming so filling the vacancy can be prepared for.
Stephen Aslett (mail):
I like your Leibniz reference, but the "." is a symbol (near universal, I thought) used on message boards to express condolences. See, e.g., metafilter and slashdot.