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Monday, July 30, 2007
By Steven L. Taylor

Via CNN: Chief justice tumbles after seizure

Chief Justice John Roberts suffered a seizure at his summer home off the coast of Maine, causing him to fall, the Supreme Court said Monday.

Roberts was conscious after the fall, which happened at his vacation home near Port Clyde, Maine, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg told CNN.

The chief justice was taken to a nearby hospital where he is expected to stay overnight.

Roberts has “fully recovered from the incident,” and a neurological evaluation “revealed no cause for concern,” the Supreme Court said.

It sounds as if everything is ok, but the story would remain in the “developing” category, one would think.

The troubling part is that this isn’t the first such incident:

Roberts, 52, experienced a similar episode years ago. Sources close to the chief justice said Roberts suffered an unexplained seizure in 1993, soon after his first nomination to the D.C. circuit stalled in the Senate.

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4 Responses to “Chief Justice Roberts Hospitalized After Seizure”

  1. Sean Hackbarth Says:

    If for some reason Roberts can no longer be Chief Justice I won’t be surprised if the Senate confirms no replacement until Bush leaves office.

  2. Ratoe Says:

    It sounds like everything is OK–let us hope that he makes a speedy recovery.

  3. The Florida Masochist Says:

    Get well Chief Justice

    I have more than a passing familiarity. When young I suffered seizures and was placed on phenobarbital and dilantin for them.

  4. The Misanthrope Says:

    He did say during the confirmation hearings that he was in perfect health. I wonder if he defines perfect health the same way Cheney defines his executive and legislative roles — whatever suits his purpose? Now an insurance company would drop him like a rock for falsifying his application.


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