Justice Kavanaugh Tests Positive for Covid

Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh has examined optimistic for the coronavirus, a Supreme Court docket spokeswoman stated on Friday. She stated the justice had been totally vaccinated since January and that he was not displaying signs of the virus.

Justice Kavanaugh, 56, was examined on Thursday earlier than the ceremonial investiture of Justice Amy Coney Barrett on the court docket on Friday morning, the spokeswoman, Patricia McCabe, stated in an announcement.

“Justice Kavanaugh’s spouse and daughters are additionally totally vaccinated, they usually examined detrimental on Thursday,” Ms. McCabe stated. “As a precaution, Justice and Mrs. Kavanaugh is not going to attend Justice Barrett’s investiture this morning.”

All the justices had been examined on Monday morning earlier than their non-public convention to debate the petitions looking for assessment that had piled up over their summer season break. “All examined detrimental, together with Justice Kavanaugh,” Ms. McCabe stated.

It was not instantly clear how the event would have an effect on in-person arguments on the court docket, which had been to renew on Monday after a hiatus of greater than 18 months.

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