U.S. Chief Justice suffers Benign Idiopathic Seizure

US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, 52, suffered a seizure before falling and being taken to hospital. Doctors called the incident a benign idiopathic seizure.

The fall resulted in minor scrapes, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. As of press time, Roberts is out of danger. An idiopathic seizure is one that has no known cause. Most seizures last from 30 seconds to two minutes and do not cause lasting harm. Seizures can have many causes, including medications, high fevers, head injuries and certain diseases.