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Supreme Court’s Clarence Thomas took additional trips paid for by benefactor, senator says

Supreme Court’s Clarence Thomas took additional trips paid for by benefactor, senator says

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas took at least three additional trips funded by billionaire benefactor Harlan Crow that the conservative justice failed to disclose, the Democratic chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee said. Crow, a Texas businessman and Republican donor, disclosed details about the justice's travel between 2017 and 2021 in response to a Judiciary Committee vote last November to authorize subpoenas to Crow and Leonard Leo, another influential conservative figure, according to Senator Dick Durbin. Thomas has previously come under criticism for failing to disclose gifts from Crow. Thomas on June 7 revised his 2019 financial disclosure form to acknowledge that Crow paid…
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US Supreme Court justices disclose Bali hotel stay, Beyoncé tickets, book deals

US Supreme Court justices disclose Bali hotel stay, Beyoncé tickets, book deals

U.S. Supreme Court justices reported receiving gifts including a stay in a Bali hotel and tickets to a Beyoncé concert, as well as nearly $1.6 million in book advances and royalties in annual financial disclosure forms for 2023 released. Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas, who has come under criticism for failing to disclose gifts from businessman and Republican donor Harlan Crow, revised his 2019 form to acknowledge he accepted "food and lodging" at a Bali hotel and at a California club. Liberal Justice Kentaji Brown Jackson said she received four concert tickets from music superstar Beyoncé Knowles-Carter valued at $3,711.84. And conservative…
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Justice Thomas’ billionaire friend rejects Senate panel over gift list

Justice Thomas’ billionaire friend rejects Senate panel over gift list

JACQUELINE THOMSEN TEXAS billionaire Harlan Crow has rejected a Senate committee's request to detail gifts he or his companies have made to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, according to a letter seen by Reuters. "We do not believe the committee has the authority to investigate Mr Crow's personal friendship with Justice Clarence Thomas," read the letter from Crow's lawyers. "Most importantly, Congress does not have the constitutional power to impose ethics rules and standards on the Supreme Court." The committee's chairman, Senator Dick Durbin, said Crow's lawyers did not provide credible justification for refusing to respond to the panel's…
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Who is Republican donor and Justice Clarence Thomas’ friend Harlan Crow?

Who is Republican donor and Justice Clarence Thomas’ friend Harlan Crow?

LAURA SANICOLA REAL estate magnate Harlan Crow has come under scrutiny after ProPublica reported that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas accepted luxury trips over decades from the Republican donor despite a federal law requiring the disclosure of most gifts. The following are some key facts about Crow. WHO IS HARLAN CROW? Crow, 74, is the chairman and former CEO of Crow Holdings, a Texas-based family real estate firm established to manage the capital of the Trammell Crow family. Crow’s father, noted real estate developer Trammell Crow, founded the company in 1948. Crow, a Dallas resident, graduated from The University of Texas…
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