WASHINGTON (AP) – Judge Clarence Thomas is back admitted to Washingtondoes not have COVID-19, the Supreme Court said Monday.
The court provided no further information about the infection that brought Thomas to the hospital on Friday, other than to say he is responding to intravenous antibiotics.
That has been the 73-year-old judge vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 along with the other eight judges, the court has said.
The chair to his right was empty, Chief Justice John Roberts noted Thomas’ absence from the courtroom on Monday without explaining why. He said the judge would take part in the cases based on written briefs and recordings of the legal arguments.
Thomas has been on the field since 1991.
Sunday came the news of his hospitalization as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to begin hearings Monday in the appointment of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, whom President Joe Biden appointed to replace Stephen Breyer. He retires at the end of the session.
She wanted to be the first black woman at the Supreme Court. (CNN, POOL, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, AMERICAN CONSTITUTION SOCIETY, US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ABC)
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