The High Court will not say whether Thomas is hospitalized

The Supreme Court has refused to say whether 73-year-old Justice Clarence Thomas is in hospital.

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to say whether Judge Clarence Thomas, 73, remained in hospital, although he was expected to be released by Tuesday evening.

The court ruled Sunday that Thomas, 73, was admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington on Friday with “flu-like symptoms” and was diagnosed with the infection. His “symptoms are declining” and he was expected to be released on Monday or Tuesday, the court said in a statement at the time. But on Wednesday morning, court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe said she had no updates to provide.

The court heard arguments Wednesday morning and Chief Justice John Roberts said he had said for the past two days that he would take part in the case by reviewing transcripts and summaries of arguments while Thomas was not present. Roberts said Thomas was “unable to attend today” without explanation.

Thomas did not have Covid-19 and his infection is being treated intravenously with antibiotics, the court said.

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