WASHINGTON (AP) _ Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, was taken to the hospital with a fever on Thursday, the second emergency treatment for the 80-year-old ailing justice in two months.

Rehnquist, who has cancer, had been taken by ambulance to Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., in July and admitted for observation and tests.

Supreme Court spokesman Ed Turner said Rehnquist returned to the same hospital ``for evaluation'' after developing a fever on Thursday.