The Supreme Court just gutted wetland protections after lobbying by Harlan Crow’s business interests.
Explore The Lever’s coverage of this associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
The Supreme Court justice switched sides on a landmark legal doctrine, satisfying his benefactors’ conservative advocacy machine.
Harlan Crow’s company said tenant protections threatened its profits. Thomas twice voted to end them while Crow lavished him with gifts.
On this week’s Lever Time, ProPublica reporter Justin Elliott provides an inside look at his explosive scoop on the justice’s undisclosed gifts from real estate magnate Harlan Crow.
“This court should invalidate mandatory disclosure and reporting requirements,” wrote Clarence Thomas, who did not disclose years of gifts from a billionaire.
Right-wing pundits rushed to defend Harlan Crow’s gifts to Clarence Thomas and his Nazi memorabilia collection — without disclosing their ties to the mega-donor.