High court, high earners: How much do Supreme Court justices make?


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The Center for Public Integrity recently published financial disclosures filed by all nine justices of the Supreme Court. The disclosures give us a window into how they earn money outside their roles as the most powerful figures in the U.S. judicial branch.

Being among the most accomplished legal minds in the world, it’s no surprise that justices reported income from things like teaching university courses, book royalties and awards. But they also earn from their investment portfolios, which range from normal-person-sized to enormous. The data reported gives us only a range for what they earned, so we can’t be exact — but rest assured, some did quite well for themselves.

From least to most, here’s what the justices earned in 2014.

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