One of the oldest Supreme Court justices has been hospitalized since March 18, the court announced on Sunday.
Justice Clarence Thomas, 73, was admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington on Friday evening after experiencing flu-like symptoms, the court said in a statement.
Following testing, Thomas was diagnosed with an infection.
Patricia McCabe, a court spokeswoman, told The Epoch Times in an email that the infection “is not COVID related,” adding that Thomas “does not have COVID.”
Ginni Thomas, the justice’s wife, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Thomas and all other eight members of the court have received a COVID-19 vaccine and a booster dose.
Thomas is being treated with intravenous antibiotics, according to the court.
“His symptoms are abating, he is resting comfortably, and he expects to be released from the hospital in a day or two,” the court said.
Thomas will participate in any cases the court is scheduled to hear in the near future, even if he cannot be present for arguments.
Thomas, a George H. W. Bush appointee who has served on the court since 1991, Thomas recently traveled to Utah, where he gave a talk on March 11 to former Sen. Orrin Hatch’s (R-Utah) foundation in Salt Lake City.
This is an excerpt from The Epoch Times.
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