U.S. Supreme Court
Writing a memoir made Sotomayor a multimillionaire
Posted Jun 10, 2013 6:24 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Writing a memoir has been a lucrative endeavor for Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Sotomayor has earned more than $3 million in royalties for the book My Beloved World, according to The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times. Disclosure forms released on Friday show she earned $1.9 million in royalties last year in addition to an advance of $1.2 million, the blog says.
Justice Stephen G. Breyer also made money on his book, Making Our Democracy Work, but he reaped only about $30,000 in royalties last year.
Justices who listed gifts include Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who received a $2,500 gift bag from Glamour Magazine when she was named one of its women of the year, and Antonin Scalia, who received a shotgun worth $1,000 from the National Wild Turkey Federation.