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Chief Justice John Roberts was hospitalized in June after a fall and head injury


Chief Justice John Roberts was hospitalized overnight last month last month after a fall.

Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said Associated press Roberts, 65, was walking near his home on June 21 when he fell. He injured his forehead and received sutures. Roberts was kept in hospital overnight “as a precaution.”

The Washington Post first reported the incident, which allegedly took place at the Chevy Chase Club, a country club in the suburbs of Maryland.

Roberts was hospitalized in Maine in 2007 after a fall in his vacation home due to a crisis. Although he had no known medical conditions, Roberts also suffered a similar, unexplained attack in 1993.

According to the Associated Press, Arberg said the doctors “ruled out a seizure” as the cause of Roberts’ most recent fall, claiming that it “was likely due to the lightheadedness sensation caused by dehydration”.

Roberts’ fall came three days before the Supreme Court announced his 5-4 decision blocking the Trump administration’s attempts to roll back the deferred action plan for the arrival of Obama-era children protecting 700,000 immigrants called DREAMers from deportation. Roberts wrote the majority opinion of the court.

The Supreme Court still has several cases remaining before he takes his summer break. Judges were forced to hold oral argument at a distance in May to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection during the pandemic. Meanwhile, judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed that she had been hospitalized for non-surgical treatment for an infection. She participated in oral telephone oral argument from Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she spent one night before being released.

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Source: NPR

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