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Chief Justice of US Supreme Court Recovers After Seizure, Fall


The U.S. Supreme Court says Chief Justice John Roberts has fully recovered after suffering a seizure and falling at his vacation home in the northeastern state of Maine.

Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said the seizure and fall Monday caused minor injuries. She said Roberts was taken to a hospital and underwent a thorough neurological evaluation, which revealed no cause for alarm. She said Roberts would remain hospitalized overnight as a precaution. Arberg said Roberts had a similar episode in 1993.

Roberts who is 52 years old, became chief justice in September 2005. He succeeded William Rehnquist, who died earlier that month.

He is the youngest of the nine Supreme Court justices, who are all appointed to life terms.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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