U.S. Supreme Court

Chief Justice Hospitalized for Seizure, Fall


Updated: Chief Justice John G. Roberts was taken by ambulance to the hospital Monday after a reported fall while he was vacationing in Maine.

The fall was caused by a seizure, according to the Associated Press.

Roberts, 52, was at his summer home on an island near Port Clyde when he was taken to a nearby hospital “as a precaution,” after he fell on the dock on Hupper Island around 2 p.m., according to MSNBC and other news reports.

SCOTUSblog quotes Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg as saying that Justice Roberts remained at the hospital as of 5:20 p.m. ET and that he was “conscious and alert.”

“Arberg said she had no information about the extent of Roberts’s injuries or what caused the fall,” Bloomberg reported at about 6:20 p.m., ET.

Bloomberg says that Roberts suffered a seizure while golfing in January 1993, citing a Newsweek magazine report in August 2005.

(Originally posted at 4:30 p.m.)

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