Clarence Thomas hospitalized with ‘flu-like symptoms’

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“His symptoms are abating, he is resting comfortably, and he expects to be released from the hospital in a day or two,” it said.

Thomas, 73, is the longest-serving justice on the current court, having joined in October 1991. Only 14 of the nation’s 115 justices served longer than he has so far.

Thomas’ hospitalization comes as the U.S. Senate is set to begin confirmation hearings on Monday for Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Biden’s first nominee to the nation’s highest court. If confirmed, Jackson would be the third African American to serve on the court, following Thurgood Marshall and Thomas.

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