Newsweek: Clarence Thomas Failing to Note Wife Ginni’s $680k Side Income Resurfaces
Newsweek: Clarence Thomas Failing to Note Wife Ginni's $680k Side Income Resurfaces
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas’ failure to disclose more than $680,000 of his wife’s income in filings over a decade ago has re-emerged as she is set to meet with the House of Representatives January 6 committee.
Lawyer and conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas was paid $686,589 by the conservative Heritage Foundation from 2003 to 2007 but Justice Thomas did not report that income in financial disclosures for those years.
As The Los Angeles Times reported in 2011, Thomas had checked a box saying “none” in a section of his disclosure that asked for information about “spousal noninvestment income.”
Federal judges are legally required to disclose their spouses’ income sources.
The issue has resurfaced on social media as Thomas is due to speak to the House of Representatives Select Committee investigating the events of January 6, 2021, this week….
Law professor Michele Goodwin shared the 2011 article from The Los Angeles Times on Twitter on Monday and tagged Common Cause, the watchdog group that initially reported on Thomas’ failure to disclose his wife’s income from the Heritage Foundation.
Retweeting Goodwin, Common Cause wrote: “We reviewed Justice Thomas’ financial disclosure filings years ago and found that he failed to disclose his wife’s income ($686,589) from the Heritage Foundation. We’ll keep calling out Ginni Thomas until we have an ethical Supreme Court.”