Clarence Thomas is a member of the United States Supreme Court as an associate justice.
President George H.W. Bush nominated Justice Thomas, who was seated on the court on Oct. 23, 1991, making him the most senior conservative member.
What Happened to Clarence Thomas?
According to a statement released by the Supreme Court on Sunday, Justice Clarence Thomas, the court’s longest-serving member, was hospitalized on Friday with an infection after having flu-like symptoms.
Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington was treating Justice Thomas with intravenous antibiotics, according to the statement.
Justice Thomas’ illness was not caused by Covid-19 or the coronavirus, according to Patricia McCabe, a Supreme Court spokesperson.
According to the statement, Justice Thomas will “participate in the consideration and debate of any cases for which he is not present on the basis of the briefs, transcripts, and audio of the oral arguments on the basis of the briefs, transcripts, and audio of the oral arguments.”
The Supreme Court’s nine justices have all been vaccinated and given a boost against Covid-19.
Amy Coney Barrett and Brett M. Kavanaugh, at least two justices, have already caught the illness. According to court protocol, justices are tested for the virus on a regular basis.
Is Clarence Thomas Alive?
Clarence Thomas is alive and receiving treatment at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington