Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas failed to report his wife’s income from a conservative think tank on financial disclosure forms for at least five years, the watchdog group Common Cause said Friday. Between 2003 and 2007, Virginia Thomas, a longtime conservative activist, earned $686,589 from the Heritage Foundation, according to a Common Cause review of the foundation’s IRS records. Thomas failed to note the income in his Supreme Court financial disclosure forms for those years, instead checking a box labeled “none” where “spousal noninvestment income” would be disclosed.
Judicial dirtbaggery at its finest and more evidence that highly ranked government officials play by a separate rule book. A book that, were you and I to live by, we would find ourselves in serious hot water. But I suppose being a ‘conservative’ these days doesn’t mean ethics and morality. It means take what you can get and who cares about anyone else.
[Via M.Ensley on FB]
- Common Cause: Clarence Thomas Didn’t Report Wife’s Income For Several Years (crooksandliars.com)
- You: Clarence Thomas failed to report wife’s income, watchdog says (latimes.com)