[JURIST] Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts [OYEZ profile; JURIST news archive] was released from the hospital Tuesday after suffering a benign idiopathic seizure on Monday. In a phone conversation with President Bush earlier in the day, Roberts assured the president that he was doing well and White House Press Secretary Tony Snow described Roberts as "in great spirits" [AP report]. Roberts was hospitalized as a precaution [JURIST report] after the seizure occurred Monday at his vacation home in Maine.
Roberts, 52, was sworn in [JURIST report] in September 2005, becoming the 17th chief justice of the United States. AP has more.