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Chief Justice Roberts Is Hospitalized After Seizure

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/washington/AP-Scotus-Roberts3.html

"Chief Justice John Roberts suffered a seizure at his summer home in Maine on Monday, causing a fall that resulted in minor scrapes, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.

He will remain in a hospital in Maine overnight."

Weird. Isn't he one of the youngest Supreme Court Chiefs America has ever had?
Permalink Full name 
July 30th, 2007 7:08pm
I meant Supreme Court Chief Justices.
Permalink Full name 
July 30th, 2007 7:09pm
Shit, did he swing liberal or something? He oughta know that'd be detrimental to his health.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 30th, 2007 7:09pm
He has had siezures before, at least one in 1993 that involved hospitalization. From today's wall street urinal:

>Chief Justice John Roberts suffered a seizure at his summer home in Maine on Monday, causing a fall that resulted in minor scrapes, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. He will remain in a hospital in Maine overnight.

>Justice Roberts, 52, was taken by ambulance to the Penobscot Bay Medical Center, where he underwent a "thorough neurological evaluation, which revealed no cause for concern," Ms. Arberg said in a statement. Justice Roberts had a similar episode in 1993, she said.

>The incident occurred around 2 p.m. EDT on a dock near the home in Port Clyde on Maine's Hupper Island. Port Clyde, which is part of the town of St. George, is about 90 miles by car northeast of Portland, midway up the coast of Maine.

>Justice Roberts was taken by private boat to the mainland and then transferred to an ambulance, St. George Fire Chief Tim Polky said. "He was conscious and alert when they put him in the rescue (vehicle)," Mr. Polky said. The hospital, in Rockport, did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press.

>Named to the court by President Bush in 2005, Justice Roberts is the youngest justice on a court in which the senior member, John Paul Stevens, is 87. Mr. Bush was informed of the hospitalization by his chief of staff, Josh Bolten, the White House said.

>Justice Roberts is the father of two young children.

>Doctors called Monday's incident "a benign idiopathic seizure," Ms. Arberg said. The White House described the January 1993 episode as an "isolated, idiosyncratic seizure."

>Larry Robbins, a Washington attorney who worked with Justice Roberts at the Justice Department in 1993, said he drove Justice Roberts to work for several months after the incident. Mr. Robbins said Justice Roberts never mentioned what the problem was and he never heard of it happening again.

>In 2001, Justice Roberts described his health as "excellent," according to Senate Judiciary Committee records.

>Justice Roberts became chief justice after the death of William Rehnquist in September 2005, although Mr. Bush had first chosen him to take Sandra Day O'Connor's seat when she announced her retirement earlier that year.

>He had served as an appellate judge in Washington and spent more than a decade before that as a lawyer at the Hogan and Hartson law firm, where he specialized in arguing cases before the Supreme Court.

>Justice Roberts also served in the Reagan and Bush administrations in the 1980s and '90s. He was a clerk for Justice Rehnquist after graduating from Harvard Law School.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118582855332782592.html?mod=home_whats_news_us
Permalink Peter 
July 30th, 2007 7:59pm
> "a benign idiopathic seizure," Ms. Arberg said.

oh.

> The White House described the January 1993 episode as an
"isolated, idiosyncratic seizure."

oh!


I'm waiting for someone to call it an "idio ....... matic seizure" next.

OH!

(what word were you thinking of, you dirty boy.)
Permalink heartsheep 
July 30th, 2007 8:14pm
One of the few professions open to an epileptic.
Permalink trollop 
July 30th, 2007 8:17pm
> One of the few professions open to an epileptic.

Oh?
Permalink  
July 30th, 2007 8:20pm
Well for starters you can't be anything that involves control of rotating machinery or a racecaller ...

Oh, is Roberts an epileptic? Dunno.
Permalink trollop 
July 30th, 2007 9:16pm
Epilepsy is not idiopathic. It is, you know, pathognomic.

Conservatism is idiobathetic, btw.
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 30th, 2007 9:21pm
what a racecaller?
Permalink Oppy 
July 30th, 2007 11:22pm
Racecaller = Horserace commentator. Gifted by God to sort the silks in the pack over the last furlong and get it right without having a seizure:

"... and Bubblegum's sticking to the post, Razorblade's cutting up the straight and Morticia's dead last ..."
Permalink trollop 
July 31st, 2007 5:17am

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