The Supreme Court announced on Sunday evening that Associate Justice Clarence Thomas had been hospitalized with the infection since Friday. The court said the infection was “necessary” and that Thomas should be released within a few days, but that he would continue to pursue the case before he could recover.
“Justice Clarence Thomas was admitted to the Sibylli Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC, on Friday evening with flu-like symptoms. He has been tested, caught an infection and is being treated with intravenous antibiotics. Her symptoms are decreasing, she is resting comfortably and she hopes to be released from the hospital in a day or two. Justice Thomas will take part in the consideration and discussion of any case which is not present on the basis of summary, transcript and audio of the oral argument. ”
To the Supreme Court: “Justice Clarence Thomas was admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC, on Friday evening after experiencing flu-like symptoms.” pic.twitter.com/Wu0wKZkFCe
– Sahil Kapoor (SahilKapur) March 20, 2022
Thomas, 73, is currently the longest-serving judge appointed by President George W. Bush in 1991.
The announcement of Thomas’ illness comes on Monday, just before the start of a confirmation hearing to replace Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s retired Justice Stephen Brayer.
Thomas is the second African-American to be appointed to the Supreme Court. Jackson will be the third and first black woman on the court.
Liberal activists have recently been trying to weaken Thomas by attacking his wife Ginny’s conservative activities.
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