The U.S. Supreme Court declined to disclose today whether Justice Clarence Thomas remains in the hospital after being admitted for a “flu-like infection.”
“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,” according to The Conservative Brief.
Reporter Steven Mazie tweeted the statement from the Court along with his comments.
The Associated Press reported that as of Sunday evening, Justice Thomas expected to be released Monday or Tuesday. However, on Wednesday morning, Court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe said she “had no update to provide.”
According to NPR News, Thomas was admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. on Friday evening after experiencing “flu-like symptoms.”
On Sunday evening, the Court released a statement noting that Justice Thomas “underwent tests, was diagnosed with an infection, and is being treated with intravenous antibiotics. His symptoms are abating, [and] he is resting comfortably…”
On Wednesday, Chief Justice John Roberts indicated Justice Thomas was following current cases under review by the Court. Without elaborating on Thomas’ health status or his location, Roberts said:
“The Court heard arguments Wednesday morning and 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.”
Adding clarification, a statement from the Court read:
“Justice Thomas will participate in the consideration and discussion of any cases for which he is not present on the basis of the briefs, transcripts, and audio of the oral arguments.”
On March 11, Thomas shared his concerns about the future of the Court at an event sponsored by the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation. Thomas warned against progressive policies and initiatives, saying:
“My fear isn’t for me. But it is for your kids and your grandkids and the next generation. What are we going to leave them? Are we leaving them a mess or are we leaving them a country? Are we leaving them chaos or are we going to leave them a court?”
Speaking of the push to “pack the court” with liberal judges, Thomas said:
“You can cavalierly talk about packing or stacking the Court. You can cavalierly talk about doing this or doing that. At some point, the institution is going to be compromised.”
“Let’s be honest,” Thomas warned, “the effort to pack the Court…is really about [getting] the results they want. They haven’t been able to make the institutions do what they want…By doing this, you continue to chip away at the respect of the institutions that the next generation is going to need if they’re going to have civil society.”
“I’m afraid, particularly in this world of cancel culture attack, I don’t know where you’re going to learn to engage as we did when I grew up. If you don’t learn at that level in high school, in grammar school, in your neighborhood, or in civic organizations, then how do you have it when you’re making decisions in government, in the legislature, or in the courts?” Thomas concluded.
Sadly, The Conservative Brief reported that some media outlets “expressed joy and happiness that Thomas was hospitalized.”
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