Since the Supreme Court gained a conservative majority, Democrats have been on the warpath. They have attempted several moves to diminish this 6-3 balance.
Some tried to pack the court with more justices. Other suggested term limits.
Recently, Democrats have tried to hit Justice Clarence Thomas with ethics violations. But it looks like another justice should receive a bit more scrutiny. Because a new report reveals, she’s made it big after joining the bench.
Sotomayor was worth around $750,000 at the time. Now, she is worth an estimated $5 million. Her position has brought her fame, and that fame has led to book deals, providing $3.8 million in earnings since she joined the court. The post also allowed her to hire staff, which she used for many things—including reportedly pumping up her book sales, something that drew scrutiny but apparently stayed within the bounds of the law, if only because Supreme Court justices have fewer ethics restrictions than other government officials
A new report has pointed out how Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s become very rich since joining the Supreme Court. When she was sworn in on August 8, 2009—she was worth about $750,000.
But today, her worth is an estimated $5 million. How did this happen? Her post on the court brought her fame. As the first Hispanic woman to serve on the SCOTUS, she got ample media attention. That led to $3.8 million in earnings from book sales.
Some have also revealed how she used her staff on the court to “pump” her book sales. She came under fire for that before. But because Supreme Court justices face fewer ethics restrictions than people in Congress, she gets off scot-free.
On top of this, she has a guaranteed salary for the rest of her life that is worth around $2.3 million.
Many will point out how little the media has talked about Sotomayor’s wealth. Democrats have attacked Justice Thomas over trips he’s taken with friends. Yet they have remained silent while Sotomayor possibly milked her prestigious position to get rich.
It’s unknown if Congress will open up investigations into Sotomayor’s history—given this new bombshell report. But some Americans will certainly grow disgruntled that she used her position to build this war chest.
- A new report revealed how Justice Sotomayor earned nearly $5 million while on the court.
- She used her fame to sell books while hiring staff to “pump” book sales.
- She will also enjoy a $285,400 yearly salary for life, worth about $2.3 million.