The Supreme Court today sent Fix the Court copies of two financial disclosure reports that Justice Clarence Thomas had to update after several omissions were uncovered.
Thanks to our FOIA work — where we send public records requests to the U.S. Marshals Service and public universities to learn more about the justices’ well-appointed travel — we realized that Thomas’ 2018 trips to the law schools at the Universities of Kansas and Georgia were not included in that year’s disclosure.
We emailed the Court’s public information office in Mar. 20, 2020, requesting that he amend and refile his report. He filed his amendment on May 14, 2020, and the PIO today sent it to us.
The Court also informed us that Thomas omitted a free 2017 trip to the Creighton University School of Law, and he’s since updated that disclosure, which we’re also releasing today for the first time here.
This is not the first time Thomas has made errors of omission in his financial disclosure report.
In 2011, he updated 13 years’ worth of disclosures since he had earlier left off his wife Ginni’s employment records, which are required in Part IIIB of the reports.