Supreme Court Still Quiet on State of Thomas’ Health, Justice Breyer Thinks “He’s Fine”

The Supreme Court has remained unresponsive to inquiries regarding the health status of Justice Clarence Thomas and whether he is still in the hospital after being admitted last week, despite Justice Stephen Breyer’s stated belief that “he’s fine.”

The high court announced Sunday that 73-year-old Thomas, the most senior justice on the nine-member bench, was hospitalized at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., on Friday evening after experiencing “flu-like symptoms” and was diagnosed with an infection.

Thomas was treated with intravenous antibiotics and his symptoms were “abating,” according to the court statement. “He expects to be released from the hospital in a day or two,” it said.

The Supreme Court has not issued any additional updates except for a clarification sent to the Hill that said Thomas did not have COVID-19.

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While doctors don’t wear robes, Breyer was asked by TMZ this week outside of Cafe Milano in Washington, D.C., about Thomas’s health status.

“I think he’s fine,” Breyer told the outlet.

A close friend of Thomas, Armstrong Williams, also told the Hill on Thursday that the justice is “resting and he’s going to be just fine.” But he declined to provide further details. When asked whether Thomas is still in the hospital, Armstrong reportedly declined to answer.

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The other eight justices have continued to hear oral arguments this week, while Thomas has participated in “consideration and decision of the cases on the basis of the briefs and the transcripts of oral arguments” remotely, according to Chief Justice John Roberts.

The Washington Examiner contacted the Supreme Court Public Information Office and social media accounts tied to Williams but has not received a response.

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