Justice Clarence Thomas Hospitalized With Flulike Signs, Courtroom Says
Justice Clarence Thomas, the longest-serving member of the U.S. Supreme Courtroom, was hospitalized with an an infection on Friday after experiencing flulike signs, the court docket mentioned in a statement on Sunday.
Justice Thomas was being handled with intravenous antibiotics at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, the assertion mentioned.
Patricia McCabe, a spokeswoman for the Supreme Courtroom, mentioned that Justice Thomas’s sickness was not Covid-19 or associated to the virus.
“His signs are abating, he’s resting comfortably, and he expects to be launched from the hospital in a day or two,” the assertion mentioned, including that he would take part within the “consideration and dialogue of any circumstances” that he can’t bodily be current for “on the premise of the briefs, transcripts, and audio of the oral arguments.”
Justice Thomas, 73, was nominated by President George H.W. Bush and was seated on Oct. 23, 1991, making him the court docket’s most senior conservative member.
He and the eight different Supreme Courtroom justices have been vaccinated and boosted in opposition to Covid-19, The Associated Press reported.
At the least two justices, Amy Coney Barrett and Brett M. Kavanaugh, have beforehand contracted the virus.
The Supreme Courtroom reconvenes on Monday.
Adam Liptak contributed reporting.