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Judge John Roberts - $6 Million Man
NewsMax ^ | 8/2/05 | AP

Posted on 08/02/2005 5:36:43 PM PDT by wagglebee

John Roberts is a $6 million man, with a fancy golf club membership and some hefty investments, according to a financial statement filed with the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The 83-page document released Tuesday shows Roberts' home in the fashionable Washington suburb of Chevy Chase, Md., is worth $1.3 million. His investment portfolio includes $291,200 in XM Satellite Radio, $264,000 in Dell computers and $106,553 in Texas Instruments. His total worth is $6 million, despite the big pay cut he took in 2003 when he left the Washington law firm of Hogan & Hartson, where he was a partner earning in excess of $1 million a year, for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and a salary of $171,800.

Other sources of income this year include $25,000 to teach a seminar on Supreme Court litigation at Georgetown University and $4,500 to teach a course on international trade at the University College London.

He's been a member of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Virginia since 1992, The Lawyers Club of Washington since 1996 and The Metropolitan Club since 1995. Roberts' wife, Jane S. Roberts, also a lawyer, owns a one-eighth share of a family cottage in Ireland. Her portion is worth $10,000.

Roberts listed a home mortgage of $790,000, at a 30-year fixed rate of 5.625 percent.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: johnroberts; millionaire; scotus
John sKerry will probably call him a pauper.
1 posted on 08/02/2005 5:36:49 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

More like a peasant


2 posted on 08/02/2005 5:39:00 PM PDT by SDGOP
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To: wagglebee
Oh NO!


This guy has more money than me! (he obviously doesn't NEED THAT MUCH!)

How can I possibly support such a scoundrel?!!



(obvious /sarc)
3 posted on 08/02/2005 5:39:31 PM PDT by rockrr (Gregorovych Nyet!)
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To: wagglebee

I'll take the Swiftian view and modestly suggest eating the rich.


4 posted on 08/02/2005 5:42:11 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: wagglebee
John Roberts is a $6 million man...

And this is bad how? I would think that having plenty of money would stop any worries of his taking bribes.

5 posted on 08/02/2005 5:43:31 PM PDT by Originalist (Clarence Thomas for Chief Justice!!)
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To: wagglebee

Thou shalt not covet.


6 posted on 08/02/2005 5:45:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: wagglebee

At least he earned it instead of living off rich aunts and marrying two heiresses like JF'nK.


7 posted on 08/02/2005 5:48:46 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: wagglebee

Sometime NewsMax really gets on my nerves


8 posted on 08/02/2005 5:51:31 PM PDT by xcamel (Deep Red, stuck in a "bleu" state.)
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To: wagglebee
Am I the only one who finds this compulsion that reporters seem to have with digging into stuff that is none of their business and then publishing it kind of creepy?

I know they have the right to do it. The question is should they?

9 posted on 08/02/2005 5:52:31 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Warning: May bite (Adjusts tin foil hat with stylish copper lining))
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To: wagglebee
"John Roberts is a $6 million man..

Unlike this guy, I HOPE ALL HIS PARTS ARE REAL. :-)

10 posted on 08/02/2005 5:53:56 PM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

You read it, didn't you?

As much as you and I may publicly think that it's not appropriate, we are on this thread. And people buy scandal rags.

If it's a product that sells, it's a product that will be sold.


11 posted on 08/02/2005 5:54:36 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (Kelo, Grutter, Raich and Roe-all them gotta go. Roberts on+2 liberals off=let's start the show!)
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To: Spunky

"Unlike this guy, I HOPE ALL HIS PARTS ARE REAL. :-)"

Well, that might explain why his kids are adopted...

JUST KIDDING, JUST KIDDING!


12 posted on 08/02/2005 5:55:27 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (Kelo, Grutter, Raich and Roe-all them gotta go. Roberts on+2 liberals off=let's start the show!)
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To: wagglebee

If you do the math..it means that Roberts has been preparing for this for a decade..He made good money, as did his wife..though she's part-time at her firm...Figuring they wre in a 40% tax bracket..it means they've saved most everything they've earned after taxes for a decade....because he knew he'd be taking a biu pay cut for the rest of his life..also..his house has at least double in value since they bought it..


13 posted on 08/02/2005 5:56:39 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Covet ? That's the Donk Party's byword.


14 posted on 08/02/2005 5:57:30 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Scratch a Liberal. Uncover a Fascist)
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To: ken5050

Actually, Supreme Court justices often make a lot of money writing books. As far as I know, every justice in recent history has been rather wealthy.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wn_report/story/317927p-271929c.html


15 posted on 08/02/2005 6:00:25 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: xcamel

It's an AP story, not NewsMax's.


16 posted on 08/02/2005 6:01:53 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
Am I the only one who finds this compulsion that reporters seem to have with digging into stuff that is none of their business and then publishing it kind of creepy?

Don't you know that when it comes to destroying a Republican nominee, nothing is off limits? They dug through Clarence Thomas' garbage cans and splashed his movie rental habits all over the front pages. When this is done to conservatives, it's "good journalism."

My guess is the media will dig into this Robert Trent Jones Golf Club with a vengeance now, dissecting the private lives of all current and past members, following every dime of money that has passed through it with the kind of zeal seen by prosecutors looking into Mob money laundering, and implying that it has a racist past even if there is no evidence of this and saying that this proves Roberts is a racist.

17 posted on 08/02/2005 6:04:05 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC ("Anytime a liberal squeals in outrage, an angel gets its wings!" - gidget7)
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To: LibertarianInExile
I did read it because of the head line.

I was thinking more along the lines of Steve Austin. If it had been titled "John Roberts Personal Finances" I likely would have passed it by.

If it's a product that sells, it's a product that will be sold.

Not disputing that and gossip is as old as language. I just find it troubling and rather creepy that someone would want to do it. Maybe I am not expressing it properly. Maybe I am just suffering from a over load of TMI.

18 posted on 08/02/2005 6:08:00 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Warning: May bite (Adjusts tin foil hat with stylish copper lining))
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To: CFC__VRWC
("Anytime a liberal squeals in outrage, an angel gets its wings!" - gidget7)

FOFLMAO... Oh I love that TAG Line.. that great!!!!!!!

19 posted on 08/02/2005 6:13:25 PM PDT by fedupjohn
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To: wagglebee
Roberts listed a home mortgage of $790,000, at a 30-year fixed rate of 5.625 percent.
It's a good thing he already owns his house. $6 million doesn't go far in the Washington DC Housing Market!
20 posted on 08/02/2005 6:18:58 PM PDT by jackieaxe (English speaking, tax paying, law abiding citizen.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I understand where you're coming from BUMP.


21 posted on 08/02/2005 6:36:51 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (Kelo, Grutter, Raich and Roe-all them gotta go. Roberts on+2 liberals off=let's start the show!)
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To: wagglebee
he was a partner earning in excess of $1 million a year

To be honest, I would be more concerned if a man, his age, earning that kind of salary was not worth several millions of dollars. I would then wonder what he spent all the money on... fast women, slow horses or buying drinks for Ted Kennedy?

22 posted on 08/02/2005 7:35:12 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("Rommel, you magnificent son of bitch.....I READ YOUR BOOK!! - Gen. Patton)
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To: Michael.SF.

My guess is that Tubby Kennedy's yearly bar tab is far more than most Americans earn.


23 posted on 08/02/2005 7:39:48 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

Why is this even relevant? What is wrong with having a few million?


24 posted on 08/02/2005 8:20:33 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: ken5050
means they've saved most everything they've earned after taxes for a decade

Can't blame him for spending some of his money at a golf club, instead of saving it for the future.

his house has at least double in value since they bought it.

Well, if it's worth 1.3 million now, and he owes 700 grand on it, he must have accessed some equity at some point in time, no?

25 posted on 08/02/2005 11:17:41 PM PDT by Kryptonite
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