Report: Chief Justice John Roberts Hospitalized In June With Head Injury

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts was hospitalized in June with a head injury after a fall at a Maryland country club, a spokesperson for the court confirmed to the Washington Post.

Roberts reportedly spent a night in a hospital last month after injuring his forehead in a fall near his home.

Roberts was taken to a hospital by ambulance after the June 21 incident. His injury was serious enough to require an unspecified number of stitches, according to the report.

The Post stated:

The 65-year-old chief justice was taken by ambulance to a hospital after the June 21 incident at the Chevy Chase Club, which was serious enough to require sutures. He stayed at the hospital overnight for observation and was released the next morning.

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The scene was apparently witnessed by some at the club, whose list of politically connected members includes another justice, Brett M. Kavanaugh. The person who told The Post about the incident said Roberts’s head was covered in blood.

Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said in a statement that doctors believe Roberts’s fall was due to dehydration and not linked to his two seizures in 1993 and 2007.

“The Chief Justice was treated at a hospital on June 21 for an injury to his forehead sustained in a fall while walking for exercise near his home,” said Arberg. “The injury required sutures, and out of an abundance of caution, he stayed in the hospital overnight and was discharged the next morning. His doctors ruled out a seizure. They believe the fall was likely due to light-headedness caused by dehydration.”

Roberts’ fall and hospital stay was not reported until Tuesday night, which raises many questions about why such startling information was kept hidden.

Beyond this, the Supreme Court has been very busy lately.

The Supreme Court ruled 9-0 earlier this week that states can legally punish “faithless” electors — those who formally cast the votes for president of the United States but go against the majority of their state.

In short, the ruling is a massive victory for those who support the Electoral College.

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the president has the legal authority to fire the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) without cause.

Before that, the Supreme Court has issued a ruling against a George Soros-backed group, Open Society International, which was seeking funding from the United States to battle AIDS/HIV around the world.

According to a law from 2003, no organization can receive funding that does not have a policy “explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking.”

As it turns out, OSI does not have such a policy. It appears that the Soros-backed group was unwilling to adopt such a policy and sued the government over free speech grounds.

The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from a coalition of environmental groups that claimed Trump’s construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border was damaging and destroying the environment.

Radio host Hugh Hewitt also revealed last week that a conservative Supreme Court Justice may be seriously considering stepping down.

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