WASHINGTON — Justice Clarence Thomas has been hospitalized due to an an infection, the Supreme Court docket mentioned Sunday.
Thomas, 73, has been at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., since Friday after experiencing “flu-like signs,” the court docket mentioned in an announcement.
The court docket supplied no rationalization for why it waited two days to reveal that the justice was within the hospital.
It additionally supplied no further particulars in regards to the an infection, however mentioned Thomas is being handled with antibiotics and his signs are abating.
He may very well be launched within the subsequent couple of days, the court docket mentioned.
The Supreme Court docket is assembly this week to listen to arguments in 4 instances. Thomas plans to take part within the instances even when he misses the arguments, the court docket mentioned.
Thomas has been on the court docket since 1991. Information of his hospitalization got here because the Senate Judiciary Committee ready to start hearings Monday within the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson, who President Joe Biden named to exchange Stephen Breyer. He’s retiring on the finish of the session.