(PatrioticPost.com)- On Friday evening, Justice Clarence Thomas was experiencing flu-like symptoms. After an examination, admission to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., was deemed necessary.
Testing confirmed infection, and intravenous antibiotics were administered.
The infection abated, and Thomas was said to have maintained his usual workload. But today, the court has not confirmed if Thomas remains hospitalized.
It’s important to note that Thomas did not test positive for Covid-19.
Court spokesman Patricia McCabe has provided no details or updates.
The Supreme Court was in session Wednesday morning. Although Thomas was not present, he would review transcripts, briefs, and audiotapes of oral arguments so he could participate in rulings. Chief Justice Roberts confirmed this.
Appointed in 1991 by president George H.W. Bush, Thomas is the second African American appointed to the Supreme Court. Thurgood Marshal, the first, was appointed in 1967 by Lyndon Johnson.
Thomas’s absence comes as the Senate Judiciary Committee holds confirmation hearings for Justice Breyer’s potential replacement, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. She would be the first black woman appointed to the court.
Breyer will retire during the court’s summer recess.
Thomas’s confirmation hearing was one the most contentious in history, with current president Joe Biden presiding over his confirmation hearing. Thomas famously called it a “high-tech lynching for uppity blacks.”
Anita Hill emerged from his past and accused the judge of sexual harassment. She said Thomas once complained that he found a single pubic hair on his can of Coke and demanded to know how it got there. Hill also testified, causing the country to collectively cringe, that Thomas discussed, at length (no pun intended) about an exceptionally endowed porn star that he recently saw in a video.
Thomas angrily denied these accusations, and so began the era when the left would oppose GOP nominated judges, not on their merits as jurists, but in terms of their personal lives, with the most outrageous and salacious unconfirmed allegations used against them.
Thomas, 73, has been on the bench the longest of the nine justices currently serving. He’s been on the Supreme Court for thirty years.