Protect Fearless Journalism Summer Member Drive Deadline: MIDNIGHT
Donate Now
Skip to content
Credit: Image Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Clarence Thomas’ Secret Life of Luxury

Hear the inside story of how ProPublica got the bombshell story of Thomas’ undisclosed luxury trips provided by GOP megadonor Harlan Crow.

On Thursday, ProPublica published a bombshell report about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas that shook Washington, sparked national outrage and caused lawmakers to call for tighter ethics codes for justices.

For over 20 years, Thomas has accepted luxury trips virtually every year from billionaire Republican donor Harlan Crow without disclosing them, breaking long-standing norms for judges’ conduct. Thomas’ trips with Crow ranged from island-hopping through Indonesia on a superyacht to an annual summer stay at a private Adirondack resort. The extent and frequency of Crow’s apparent gifts to Thomas has no known precedent in the modern history of the Supreme Court.

Join ProPublica reporter Joshua Kaplan and Editor-in-Chief Steve Engelberg to learn how the investigation came together and what it means for our justice system.

This event has ended.