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Get Up to Speed: The Supreme Court’s Ethics Mess

Why the nation’s highest court faces calls to establish a formal code of conduct.

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What to read about the recent controversies involving U.S. Supreme Court justices and what it means for the judicial branch.

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FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES: Clarence Thomas and the Billionaire

Joshua Kaplan

For over 20 years, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been treated to luxury vacations by billionaire Republican donor Harlan Crow. The extent of Crow’s largesse has never been revealed. Until now.

FURTHER READING: Billionaire Harlan Crow Bought Property From Clarence Thomas. The Justice Didn’t Disclose the Deal. and Clarence Thomas Had a Child in Private School. Harlan Crow Paid the Tuition. via ProPublica.