Justice Clarence Thomas Hospitalized with Infection: According to the Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas has been admitted to the hospital with an infection.
Who is Clarence Thomas ?
Clarence Thomas is an American lawyer who serves on the United States Supreme Court as an associate justice.
President George H. W. Bush nominated him to succeed Thurgood Marshall, and he has been in office since 1991. After Thurgood Marshall, Thomas is the second African-American to serve on the Supreme Court.
Justice Clarence Thomas has been admitted to the hospital
According to the court, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, 73, has been hospitalized with an infection since Friday and is likely to be released within the next few days.
The Supreme Court announced in a statement on Sunday evening that Thomas was admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. on Friday evening after having “flu-like symptoms.”
He had tests and was diagnosed with an illness, for which he is receiving intravenous antibiotics.
“His symptoms are subsiding, he is sleeping soundly, and he expects to be discharged from the hospital in a day or two,” read the court’s statement.
According to the court, during his absence from Supreme Court sessions, Justice Thomas will continue to participate in “examination and debate” of matters based on written materials and recordings of oral arguments.
The justices will hear oral arguments on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Thomas is a conservative stalwart on the Supreme Court who has been on the bench for more than 30 years, longer than any other current justice.
The court did not explain why it took two days to provide the information. As Nina Totenberg of NPR noted, the health of Supreme Court justices is typically shrouded in secrecy.