Justice Thomas and Justice Alito Delay Filing Supreme Court Financial Disclosures 

June 8, 2023

Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito were granted extensions for filing their annual financial disclosure information, the Supreme Court revealed on Wednesday. 

The Court allows extensions for up to 90 days.

The delays come as Justice Thomas has fallen under heavy scrutiny in the wake of reports from the non-profit news outlet ProPublica that he received gifts and business transactions from billionaire Republican donor Harlan Crow for years, including six-figure luxury trips, six-figure real estate deals and payments for his grandnephew’s high-priced boarding schools, without disclosing them.

Those revelations have led the Senate Judiciary Committee to launch an investigation, with committee Chair Dick Durbin (D-IL) warning Chief Justice John Roberts to end the Supreme Court’s practice as virtually the only court in the U.S. operating without a formal code of ethics, or Congress will create a code for it.

The seven other Justices had all filed their financial disclosures as of Wednesday. Among them, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson—who’s wrapping up her first term on the Court—disclosed a $1,200 congratulatory floral bouquet from media mogul Oprah Winfrey as well as $6,580 in designer clothing she received for a magazine photo shoot.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor disclosed that she had received $150,000 in royalties for two children’s books and another $12,000 in payment for possible stage and video adaptations of one of her books.

Other Justices reporting outside income were Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, who all earned nearly $30,000 for law school teaching assignments.

The Supreme Court’s eight associate Justices are each being paid $285,400 in government pay this year, while Chief Justice Roberts receives a $298,500 salary.

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