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Writing a memoir made Sotomayor a multimillionaire

Posted Jun 10, 2013 6:24 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Photo of Sonia Sotomayor by collection of the
Supreme Court of the United States, Steve
Petteway, via Wikimedia Commons.

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.


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