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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, 73, was released from the hospital after spending a week hospitalized with flu symptoms.
Thomas, one of the judges of the conservative wing of the highest court, was discharged from the hospital on Friday morning.
During the last few days there had been growing speculation about his health condition, given that the Supreme Court had not given an update since last Sunday on his evolution.
The justice was admitted last Friday night to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington and was diagnosed with an infection, for which he was treated with antibiotics.
Thomas has been on the bench since 1991 and was nominated by then-Republican President George H.W. Bush. He is the second African-American judge to reach the Supreme Court after Thurgood Marshall (1967-1991), whom he replaced in the post when he retired.