Skip to comments.Clarence Thomas failed to report wife's income, watchdog says
Posted on 01/22/2011 5:39:24 PM PST by Kaslin
Virginia Thomas earned over $680,000 from conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation over 5 years, a group says. But the Supreme Court justice did not include it on financial disclosure forms.
Reporting from Washington
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.
A Supreme Court spokesperson could not be reached for comment late Friday. But Virginia Thomas' employment by the Heritage Foundation was well known at the time.
Virginia Thomas also has been active in the group Liberty Central, an organization she founded to restore the "founding principles" of limited government and individual liberty.
In his 2009 disclosure, Justice Thomas also reported spousal income as "none." Common Cause contends that Liberty Central paid Virginia Thomas an unknown salary that year.
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Do they file separately? - if so, would each others incomes be on their separate forms?
I just wish my wife would report her income to me!
I’d wait until we get confirmation from a real newspaper before thinking about this.
The LAT is a joke.
I would say yes but then that wouldn't be news..........
0bama’s hoofprints on this one for sure. He just needs to knock off one conservative, and the court will be forever locked in the left’s favor.
For some reason, Thomas is the chosen target. Probably not a rational reason, either.
If he didn’t report it to the IRS (like Charlie Rangel), that’d be a scandal. This is nit-picking.
They are so out to get him. They should take it to the Supremes. Haha. Maybe instead he should be on the Cabinet — that’s where the high-rolling scoff-laws go.
Why is Common Cause picking on the only Black on the Court?
Justice Thomas “failed” at NOTHING!
He took the lawful option to file separately.
Obama’s a racist.
He has Scalia in his sights, too.
You mean like Senator Clinton reported her significant others income?
He already has a lifetime appointment to the court; he can’t be gunning for Geithner’s position.
Oh, is it vitriolic and hateful to say “gunning”?
Jeez...what is the big deal here? The head of the IRS is a tax cheat, as is the most prominent member of the Ways and Means committee.
You would think this would be a resume enhancer to libs...
Maybe Justice Thomas feels this is nobody’s business, like the details of Pres. Obama’s birth and life story.
Kinda “you tell me yours, and I’ll tell you mine” mentality.
Once confirmed by the Senate, what can happen to a Justice on the Supreme Court?
President or Congress can’t terminate them, can they?
Could congress Impeach a sitting Justice?
What law, rule, regulation compells a Justice to make these “disclosures?”
What are the legal implications of non-filing, or incorrect filing?
If it’s true, it’s a pretty stupid thing to do.
Well then, that makes him eligible to be a White House czar or cabinet member.
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