WASHINGTON (May. 27)
Looking at the net worth of each of the nation’s nine top jurists, this much can be said with certainty:
You won’t find Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg or Justice Stephen Breyer lining up for Powerball tickets anytime soon.
President Clinton’s two Jewish appointees to the Supreme Court are far and away the richest justices, according to financial disclosure forms released this week. Ginsburg listed assets in a range of $5.9 million to $24.1 million for her husband and herself, and Justice Stephen Breyer’s family assets range between $4.3 million and $15.9 million.
The justices are required to report family assets within broad ranges of estimated worth, as are other federal judges and high-ranking officials. They also must list gifts and other reimbursements.
Ginsburg’s disclosure showed she received a $10,000 honorarium from Smith College. half of which she donated to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and half to the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program.
She also designated a $2,000 law school honorarium to the Holocaust museum.