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Six Supreme Court justices are millionaires

[JURIST] Six justices of the US Supreme Court [official website] held over $1 million in assets in 2004, according to new annual financial disclosure statements [US Government filing rules] released Friday. O'Connor, Breyer, Ginsburg, Scalia, Souter, and Stevens are the millionaires, while O'Connor was the court's busiest traveler last year through her research into international law, attending lectures, receiving awards, and meeting with students. O'Connor and Rehnquist supplemented their income with book deals and Scalia, Thomas and Kennedy each received over $20,000 last year for teaching at law schools. The financial report details earnings, gifts, and travel reimbursements, but does not include the justices' homes and various other accounts. The US Supreme Court offers biographies [PDF] on each justice. Judicial Watch has posted the 2003 financial disclosure reports for Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Kennedy, O'Connor, Scalia, Souter, Stevens, Thomas, and Chief Justice Rehnquist [PDFs]. AP has more.

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