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Chief Justice Roberts Suffers Seizure

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Chief Justice John Roberts suffered a seizure at his summer home in Maine on Monday, causing a fall that resulted in minor scrapes, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.

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Jaclin S. (230)
Monday July 30, 2007, 5:59 pm
He is probably under so much stress - that it bought about a seizure - I hope he recovers quickly. Some of the greatest minds in history have suffered seizures - I do not know about CJ John Roberts - I have not followed his career - not being really interested in politics of any kind - but - I have compassion for him.
I have a son who used to suffer from epilepsy but has not had an attack for many years -which I am over joyed at- because I love him to bits. This may not make sense I guess - it was the suffers from seizures that caught my eye.
Love & Light

Maureen S. (122)
Monday July 30, 2007, 6:34 pm
Thanks Okami for posting this story; this is a potential alarm for all Americans. And naturally, I agree with you Jacqueline that compassion for him as a human being and his family, is warranted if it is as the article states, epilepsy. ON the other hand, he doesn't really hold a "political position" per se. Whilst in CJ Roberts case, he seems to be upholding the views of the far right as Bush would deem appropriate (though he's also shown SOME independence in recent rulings), he's known to have a brillian legal mind.

My concern is whether one with this condition (and I am NOT for marginalizing ANYONE for a medical condition just to be clear!!!) whether this is the position he should hold or not. When one considers the conditions under which he had the seizure in this story, he's quitre lucky that he didn't fall off the dock and hit his head. Wow!!! That's truly a stroke of blessing for him and his family. I don't know enough about epilipsy to say whether or not it can be controlled completely with medications or not and if so, whether those medications would have an impact on his ability to perform his responsibilities of the High Court. =)

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (470)
Monday July 30, 2007, 6:35 pm
I wonder if Medical Marijuana would help his condition. I think so. If that IS the case, remember that there is ONE Law for the rich & powerful; and a DIFFERENT Law for the poor & powerless, for US.
If Justice Roberts needs Medical Marijuana, he will GET it. And no harassment by the Feds, either!!!
[And they will of course try to cover it up!]
In any case, unlike us, he gets FREE MEDICAL CARE for life!!! In other words, this pillar of the Republicans, gets -- GASP! -- SOCIALIZED MEDICINE. Which is considered TOO GOOD for the rest of us poor sufferers!!!

Tim Redfern (581)
Monday July 30, 2007, 6:41 pm
Dammit, BMT, you stole my thunder, ya mean woman! No, seriously, Medical Marijuana would actually CURE his epilepsy. A very good friend of mine (not a C2 member) who lives in Nebraska and was epileptic quit taking his Dilantin and began smoking pot every day instead. My buddy hasn't had a seizure in over 11 years.

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 8:21 am
Jacqueline, Judge Roberts previously had a seizure in 1993; I don't recall that being disclosed during his confirmation hearings but the White House/Bu$hes knew about it.

xochi Y. (54)
Saturday August 11, 2007, 2:22 am
His medical condition aside, some marijuana would undoubtedly benefit him, and his esteemed colleagues, and perhaps all of us, in the long run. ;-)

Kathleen R. (983)
Saturday August 11, 2007, 2:31 am
XOCHI, How right you are~~~
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