Clarence Thomas, Bohemian Grove, gifts,
Clarence Thomas doesn't care what you think about anything. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

Clarence and Ginni Thomas just happen to have the nicest friends who shower them with extremely expensive travel and gifts.

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Reporting by ProPublica this week showed that extravagant gifts and travel opportunities were lavished on Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Clarence Thomas and his wife Ginni by Republican mega-donor Harlan Crow. These gifts were potentially worth hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. When questioned, Thomas said he “was advised that this sort of personal hospitality from a close personal friend, who did not have business before the Court, was not reportable.” He also stated, “I have endeavored to follow that counsel throughout my tenure, and have always sought to comply with the disclosure guidelines.” The Los Angeles Times reported twenty years ago about gifts Justice Thomas received; after that he stopped disclosing them.

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The cartoon above was created by DonkeyHotey for WhoWhatWhy from these images: Clarence Thomas caricature (DonkeyHotey / Flickr – CC BY 2.0), chair (Patrick Denker / Flickr – CC BY 2.0), cigar (Gustavo Fring / Pexels), glass (Dylann Hendricks / Pexels), sign (James Sumner / Flickr – CC BY-SA 2.0), and grove (Matthew Dillon / Flickr – CC BY 2.0).


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