Justices Gain from Moonlighting Gigs as Writers, Teachers


Three Supreme Court justices earned money on the side last year. The memoirs of Clarence Thomas brought by far the biggest payday. Financial reports showed Thomas received a $500,000 advance. His salary as a justice is $194,000.

Each year the members of the Supreme Court must report their assets. The latest reports showed at least five of the nine justices are millionaires: Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sandra Day O’Connor, David Souter and John Paul Stevens. Thomas hit pay dirt last year when his autobiography prompted a bidding war among publishers. Chief Justice William Rehnquist, author of a new history of the disputed presidential election of 1876, received $35,000 from the book. Antonin Scalia earned $23,000 from teaching jobs.

Link: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2004-06-05-scotus-finances_x.htm

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