Supreme Court Quiet On Clarence Thomas’ Health

( Justice Clarence Thomas was released from a Washington hospital last Friday after a stay of nearly a week due to an infection, according to a statement from the Supreme Court.

The 73-year-old conservative justice was admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital on Friday evening, March 18 after experiencing what was described as “flu-like symptoms.” The Supreme Court released a statement last Monday clarifying that Thomas was not suffering from COVID-19.

According to a statement last Wednesday from Supreme Court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe, Thomas underwent testing and was diagnosed with an infection requiring intravenous antibiotics. Thomas was responding to treatment and resting comfortably. McCabe did not elaborate on the nature of the infection.

Justice Thomas was absent from the bench while the Supreme Court heard several cases and issued two opinions. However, McCabe said in her statement that even though he would not be present, Justice Thomas would participate in the cases “on the basis of the briefs, transcripts, and audio of the oral arguments.”

Even when the man is sick in the hospital, he can still do his job.

And though he remained at home on Monday, Justice Thomas was back to work, participating in oral arguments remotely.