Justice Thomas Has Recieved Millions In Gifts Over Decades

(Daily360.com) Fix the Court, a watchdog group, has revealed that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been given more than $4 million in gifts during his tenure on the court.

The report also includes the amounts earned by other Supreme Court judges. Judge Antonin Scalia was given the second highest amount of gifts with a total value of $175,861. Justice Samuel Alito also was given over $170,000 and John Paul Stevens had just over $79,000. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was also on the list for receiving $55,014 in gifts.

The gifts included meals, lodging, flights, and private flights. The report said private flights were valued at a rate of $10,000 per hour. Justice Thomas received significantly more than the rest of the judges combined and has raised calls for his resignation. Thomas reportedly received lavish accommodations in Bali and Sonoma County paid for by billionaire Harlan Crow.

Thomas failed to report the gifts from Crow in 2019 when the vacations occurred, but added them in his 2023 filing. Thomas claims that he inadvertently left off the gifts from his disclosures as he saw them as hospitality from a close personal friend. In his 2023 filing, he explained that an accountant and ethics counsel guided him to report the expenses on this year’s filing.

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the newest justice on the court, received four concert tickets from Beyonce with a total value of $3,700. Justice Jackson also received a $900,000 advance for her book that is expected to be released in September. Two pieces of artwork were given to Jackson that have a total value of $12,500.

Justices Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, and Sonia Sotomayor all received book royalties with Kavanaugh receiving $340,000.

Democrats in the Senate have suggested that judges appointed by conservative judges are getting financially swayed by conservative billionaire influencers and activists. It is unknown whether there will be any action against any Supreme Court justices for gifts they have received.

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