Judge Clarence Thomas, the longest-serving judge of the United States Supreme Court, was hospitalized on Friday with an ailment after having flu-like characteristics, according to a statement provided by the court on Sunday. Clarence Thomas, a 73 years old judge, is now admitted to the Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC since Friday, the court was told, after suffering “flu-like signs.”
Following investigations, he was confirmed to be carrying an infection and is now being given the treatment with strong antibiotics. The official comment from the court did not elaborate on the origin of the illness but did say that Clarence Thomas is now being medicated with antibiotics and that his ailments are lessening. According to another judge, he might be discharged in the following several days.
President George Bush chose and appointed Judge Clarence Thomas on Oct. 23, 1991, establishing him as the supreme court’s oldest and most senior conservative judge. He is the court’s second-oldest judge, behind Judge Stephen G. Breyer, aged 83, who left his position in January this year. Next week, the Supreme Court agreed to sit down for the arguments in 4 trials.
A fellow judge noted that Judge Clarence Thomas intends to assist in the proceedings even though he is unable to attend the hearings. Clarence Thomas has had no reported serious illnesses and has been an active contributor in Judicial proceedings for the previous two years. Per the Supreme court, he has already gotten his vaccination and other supplements for COVID-19, as have the other eight judges.
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