U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Brayer, speaking on behalf of Justice Clarence Thomas, said his colleague was in no danger after being hospitalized for an infection last week.
Brayer said Thomas was fine a week after being admitted to the hospital on March 18 after experiencing flu-like symptoms.
The court said in a statement that “he has been examined, an infection has been detected and he is being treated with intravenous antibiotics.” “Her symptoms are subsiding, she is resting comfortably, and she is hoping to be released from the hospital in a day or two.”
The Supreme Court statement did not explain why it took two days for Thomas to be disclosed.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court refused to give an update on whether Thomas was in the hospital after feeling “flu-like”.
“The court on Sunday ruled that Thomas, 73, was admitted to Sibylli Memorial Hospital in Washington on Friday with flu-like symptoms and was diagnosed with the infection. Her symptoms are receding, and she is expected to be released on Monday or Tuesday, the court said in a statement at the time. But on Wednesday morning, court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe said she had no updates to provide, “the Associated Press reported.
“The court heard arguments on Wednesday morning, and Chief Justice John Roberts said that as he had been away for the last two days, he would participate in the case by reviewing transcripts and summaries of arguments while Thomas was not present. Roberts said Thomas could not be present today without explanation. Thomas did not have Covid-19 and his infection was being treated with intravenous antibiotics, the court added, “the report added.
News spread late Sunday night that Thomas had been hospitalized with a “flu-like infection.”
The Economist’s Steve Maggie reports that “Judge Clarence Thomas was admitted to the Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington DC on Friday evening after experiencing flu-like symptoms.
“She has been diagnosed with an infection and is being treated intravenously with antibiotics,” the statement continued. “Her symptoms are subsiding, she is resting comfortably, and she is hoping to be released from the hospital in a day or two.”
The statement added, “Judge Thomas will participate in the consideration and discussion of any case which is not present on the basis of summary, transcript and audio of the oral argument.”
New: Justice Thomas has been hospitalized after experiencing flu-like symptoms. Her infection has been detected and she is taking intravenous antibiotics. He is recovering. pic.twitter.com/2Sc8HEaNdo
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Earlier this month, Thomas issued a warning about the future of the country’s highest court.
In a speech in Utah sponsored by the Orin G. Hatch Foundation, Thomas warned of a leftist cultural onslaught and warned that future generations would have to pay the price if the Supreme Court was defeated.
“My fear is not for me. But it is for your children and your grandchildren and the next generation. Are we leaving them? Are we leaving them a mess or leaving them a country? Are we going to leave them in the lurch or leave them in the lurch? He said.
Thomas split between liberals who pushed the notion of manipulation into the structure of the court for specific political outcomes, arguing that it was harmful even if it never reached the stage of speaking out.
“Let’s be honest,” he said of the effort to make the court permanently lean to the left. “It’s really about the results they want. They can’t get the organizations what they want, they can’t get what they want.”
“I’m afraid, especially in this world of cultural invasion, I don’t know where you will learn to get involved as I grow up. If you don’t learn that level in high school, grammar school, your neighborhood, or civic organizations, how will you have it when you make decisions in government, in the legislature, or in court? “She said.
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