Chief Justice John Roberts sold hundreds of thousands of dollars of Microsoft stock last year, while Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg raked in the big bucks through her writing, according to the personal financial disclosures of the Supreme Court released Thursday.
Justice Samuel Alito may have received the most unusual gift of any justice. He received a "bronze cast" of a hand valued at $3,000, according to his disclosure.
Justice Stephen Breyer joined Roberts in selling off stock and made noteworthy land dealings. Breyer sold land in Massachusetts valued up to $1 million and rented property in Nevis, West Indies, with an estimated value of up to $500,000, per his report.
Justice Neil Gorsuch was the only member of the high court who had yet to file a personal financial disclosure report. A Supreme Court spokesperson told the Washington Examiner via email that Gorsuch received an extension from the Financial Disclosure Committee of the Judicial Conference. Gorsuch joined the high court in April.
Fix the Court, an organization that advocates for greater transparency at the high court and has called for term limits for the justices, made all of the justices' financial reports released on Thursday available on its website. The justices listed compensation they received for speaking at events and money for teaching gigs as well as their assets.
Gabe Roth, Fix the Court's executive director, praised the justices who sold off their stocks.
"I am encouraged by the justices' continued stock sell-off and call on them to accelerate the practice, especially at a time when public servants' integrity in Washington is at a premium," Roth said in a statement.