Justice Thomas delays disclosures after being criticized for not reporting travel, property sale
The annual disclosures are the first to be filed since Thomas came under scrutiny for his friendship with billionaire Harlan Crow earlier this year.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas asked for an extension to file his annual financial disclosure after he was criticized for not reporting years of luxury travel he and his wife went on with a Texas billionaire Republican donor.
Justice Samuel Alito also asked on Wednesday for more time to file his disclosure, making it the fourth year in a row that he has had an extension, according to Politico.
Thomas and Alito will have up to 90 more days to submit their filings, which could also include updates to finances for previous years.
The annual disclosures are the first to be filed since Thomas came under scrutiny for his friendship with billionaire Harlan Crow earlier this year. The justice did not state on previous financial disclosures that he went on multiple luxury vacations paid for by Crow, or how Crow's company bought property from Thomas that he did not disclose.
The 2022 financial disclosures for the remaining seven justices show that they earned thousands of dollars for teaching and books they wrote.
The court's newest justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, was the only one to disclose gifts, according to The Washington Post.
Jackson reported receiving a $1,200 floral arrangement from Oprah Winfrey and a $6,580 designer dress and jacket she wore in a photo shoot for Vogue Magazine.
Multiple justices disclosed travel. For example, Justice Neil Gorsuch reported spending two weeks in Italy as part of a program with George Mason University. Justice Sonia Sotomayor spent several days last summer in Scotland as part of a trip with New York University.