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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Hospitalized

Clarence Thomas
FIILE – In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, appointed by President George H. W. Bush, sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Thomas has never been afraid to turn right when his colleagues turn left, or in any direction really as long as there’s a place to plug in his 40-foot refitted tour bus. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was hospitalized on Friday evening after experiencing ‘flu-like symptoms’ according to a statement released by the Court.

He was diagnosed with an infection at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. and is currently being treated with antibiotics.

The statement went on to say that he is resting comfortably as his symptoms abate and ge is expected to be released in the next couple of days.

The 73 year old Associate Justice was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1991 by President George H.W. Bush, succeeding Thurgood Marshall and becoming the second African American to serve on the nation’s high court.

This is a developing story.