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Clarence Thomas Misses Supreme Court Arguments for Third Day

  • Justice has been hospitalized since Friday with infection
  • Thomas, 73, is court’s second-oldest justice behind Breyer
Clarence Thomas
Clarence ThomasPhotographer: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Justice Clarence Thomas missed arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court for the third straight day Wednesday after being hospitalized last Friday with an infection that was causing flu-like symptoms.

The court hasn’t provided any updates on Thomas’ condition since saying in a statement Sunday night that the 73-year-old justice’s symptoms were easing and he expected to be released from Washington’s Sibley Hospital “in a day or two.”