Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Hospitalized

(WASHINGTON) — Justice Clarence Thomas has been hospitalized because of an infection, the Supreme Court said Sunday.

Thomas, 73, has been at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., since Friday after experiencing “flu-like symptoms,” the court said in a statement.

The court did not offer any explanation as to why it took two days for the court to reveal that the justice was at the hospital.

Thomas has been receiving antibiotics, and his symptoms seem to be subsiding.

According to the court, he may be released within the next few days.

This week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in four cases. The court stated that Thomas will participate even if he is unable to attend the arguments.

Thomas is a member of the court’s board since 1991.

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