Chief Justice Is 'Fully Recovered' After Seizure

It's his second mystery collapse
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2007 4:30 AM CDT
Judge John Roberts, left, is sworn in by Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, as the 17th Chief Justice of the United States in the East Room of the White House in Washington...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Chief Justice John Roberts was  "fully recovered" yesterday evening following  a seizure at his island summer home off Maine, according to a Supreme Court spokeswoman as Roberts spent the night in a hospital for observation. Roberts had a thorough neurological evaluation that revealed no cause for concern, the Washington Post reports.  He received minor scrapes from a  fall during the  convulsion.

It's the second time Roberts, 52, has suffered such a seizure. The first one occurred during a golf outing in 1993. Roberts was not allowed to drive for several months following that incident but there was no recurrence until yesterday. "It was stunning and out of the blue and inexplicable," a colleague said of the previous seizure. (Read more seizure stories.)