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Seizures Shouldn't Affect Chief Justice Roberts' Work

Seizures Shouldn't Affect Chief Justice Roberts' Work



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Dr. Kim Mulvihill ReportingThe Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court is back on vacation this afternoon, after spending a night in the hospital. Justice John Roberts was rushed to a Maine hospital yesterday after he had a seizure.

By definition, anyone who's had more than one unexplained seizure -- as Justice Roberts has -- is considered having epilepsy, but neurologists say it shouldn't affect his work.

Seizures Shouldn't Affect Chief Justice Roberts' Work

Roberts left the hospital in Rockport, Maine this morning. He was rushed in yesterday after having a seizure on the dock of his vacation home. His doctors can't explain why, but neurologists say that's not uncommon.

Dr. Marc Schlosberg said, „I would say that it's well over half in which there's no underlying case. So the majority of the people we see diagnosed with epilepsy have normal MRIs, normal EEGs."

This wasn't the first time Roberts has had a seizure. It also happened on the golf course in 1993. He now has a 60 percent chance of having another seizure.

Doctors could recommend lifestyle changes or medication. Either way, experts say there's no reason he shouldn't be able to preside over the court.

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