Supreme Court Tight-Lipped Over Health Status of Clarence Thomas

Supreme Court Tight-Lipped Over Health Status of Clarence Thomas

The Supreme Court is being tight-lipped over the health of Justice Clarence Thomas, and whether or not he is still in hospital after being admitted on Friday.

Justice Thomas was admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC on Friday after an unidentified infection caused “fly like symptoms.”

Justice Thomas is being treated with intravenous antibiotics. A press release published on Sunday said that Thomas’ symptoms are “abating” and that he is “resting comfortably.”

The Supreme Court has refused to officially comment on the justice’s hospitalization status.

The Associated Press reports that spokesperson Patricia McCabe was unable to give an update on Thomas’ health.

Following court hearings on Wednesday Morning, Chief Justice John Roberts said that Justice Thomas was not able “to be present today,” and that the justice would be reviewing case arguments’ transcripts and briefs.

It is known, however, that Thomas does not have Covid-19.

“Thomas’ absence from arguments comes as the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. President Joe Biden nominated Jackson to replace Justice Stephen Breyer, who intends to retire when the court ends its current term and begins its summer recess,” AP wrote.


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