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Clarence Thomas’s brazen violation of ethics rules, briefly explained

Posted on AllSides April 7th, 2023
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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has accepted luxury trips from a major Republican donor — and failed to disclose them — for over two decades, according to a bombshell ProPublica report that was published on Thursday.

Thomas’s lack of disclosure about these trips is a clear violation of government ethics law, legal experts told Vox. Federal judges, including Supreme Court justices, are required to disclose such gifts under the Ethics in Government Act, which establishes rules for federal officials regarding what’s acceptable. As detailed by the law, transportation gifts, like those that Thomas...

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