Chief Justice Checks Out of Hospital

Roberts 'doing fine' after suffering seizure at vacation home
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2007 2:26 PM CDT
Chief Justice Checks Out of Hospital
Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, right, leaves the Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Tuesday, July 31, 2007, in Rockport, Maine. Roberts was admitted on Monday after suffering what doctors described as a "benign idiopathic seizure." (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)   (Associated Press)

Chief Justice John Roberts left a Maine hospital today in good condition, a day after suffering a seizure of unknown cause. The 52-year-old jurist told President Bush he was doing just fine, reports the AP. He waved as he scooted out of the hospital and headed back to his vacation house on Hupper Island to finish his summer break.

Roberts was taken to the hospital by ambulance yesterday after suffering a seizure and falling on a dock near his home off the central coast. Doctors say they found no tumor, signs of stroke, or any other explanation for the episode, but Roberts did have an unexplained seizure in 1993; in medical terms, that makes him epileptic and places him at high risk for a third. (More John Roberts stories.)

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