Justices earn from book royalties, land sales

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg earned $204,000 last year in royalties from her new book, a collection of writings and speeches from the court's oldest member.

The income was reported in annual financial disclosure reports for the justices that were made available last Thursday.

"My Own Words" was released in October and it's Ginsburg's first book since joining the court more than two decades ago. It was a collaborative effort between Ginsburg and two professors at Georgetown University Law Center who are working on her upcoming biography.

Justice Stephen Breyer received about $45,000 in royalties from his latest book about the high court and the world, according to his disclosure. Breyer also said he sold land in Concord, Massachusetts, on Aug. 9 valued at $500,000 to $1 million.

Land records show Breyer sold land on that date for $750,000 to Neil and Anna Rasmussen. They have a charitable foundation that has donated money to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston's public television station and other causes.

Published: Mon, Jun 12, 2017