No Word on Justice Thomas’s Condition

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Court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe declined on Wednesday to provide an update on Justice Clarence Thomas’s condition to the AP and CNN. The Supreme Court declined to say Wednesday whether 73-year-old Justice Clarence Thomas remains in the hospital, though he had been expected to be released by Tuesday evening, according to PBS News Hour.

“The court said Sunday that the 73-year-old Thomas had been admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington on Friday after experiencing flu-like symptoms, and he was diagnosed with an infection. His symptoms are abating, and he was expected to be released Monday or Tuesday, the court said in a statement at the time. But on Wednesday morning, court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe said she had no update to provide,” the Associated Press reported.

“The court heard arguments Wednesday morning and Chief Justice John Roberts said, as he has for the past two days, that while Thomas was not present he would participate in the case by reviewing the arguments’ transcript and briefs. Roberts said Thomas was unable to be present today without explanation.

Thomas did not have COVID-19 and his infection was being treated with intravenous antibiotics, the court has said,” the report added.

 


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