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Clarence Thomas spotted publicly for the first time since hospitalization


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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was seen in public on Friday for the first time since being hospitalized in March.

A campaign staffer for former NFL star Herschel Walker, who is running as a Republican for a Senate seat in Georgia, posted a photo with Clarence Thomas on Friday afternoon, marking the first time Thomas has been seen since he was published from a hospital on March 25 following an undisclosed illness.

FILE – Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas delivers remarks at the grand opening of Georgia’s new Nathan Deal Judicial Center in Atlanta, February 11, 2020.
(AP Photo/John Amis, File)

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“Herschel was able to spend time with Judge Thomas while in DC to receive the Horatio Alger Award this week,” Walker communications director Mallory Blount tweeted on Friday.

Thomas is an honorary board member of the Horatio Alger Association, which is one of the largest providers of privately funded college scholarships in the country.

Clarence Thomas spotted publicly for the first time since hospitalization

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

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Thomas was hospitalized in Washington, DC with “flu-like symptoms” for a week due to an illness that the Supreme Court ruled was unrelated to the coronavirus. The 73-year-old completely missed a week of oral argument before participating remotely the following week.

Thomas has served on the Supreme Court since 1991 after being nominated by former President George HW Bush to succeed Thurgood Marshall, the nation’s first black justice.

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Clarence Thomas spotted publicly for the first time since hospitalization

Herschel Walker, Republican Senate candidate for Georgia, speaks after being brought onto the stage by former US President Donald Trump at a ‘Save America’ rally.
(Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Thomas, as senior judge, decides who writes the majority opinion if Chief Justice John Roberts is in the minority in a case.

Fox News’ Shannon Bream and Bill Mears contributed to this report

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