Justice Gorsuch Sold House to Guy Whose Firm Brought Clean Power Plan Suit

"Politico reports that Justice Gorsuch did not list the buyer of the property on financial disclosure documents."

"It may not reach the level of Clarence Thomas being buddies with a guy who owns a garden full of dictator statues, but there are plenty of other scandals to be had on the Supreme Court. Politico reported this week that Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has found himself in a small ethics conundrum—one tied to the oil and gas industry.

In 2017, a 40-acre property co-owned by Gorsuch and two other parties under an LLC was up for sale in Colorado. Brian Duffy, the CEO of Greenberg Traurig, one of the nation’s largest law firms, bought it for $1.825 million.

A house sale is an innocuous enough occurrence, but the timing makes it a little suspicious: the house went under contract just nine days after the Senate voted to approve Gorsuch in 2017. The house had been on the market since 2015, and the price had been lowered several times from its initial listing of $2.495 million, Politico reported, which suggests they were struggling to sell."

Molly Taft reports for Earther April 26, 2023.


"Law Firm Head Bought Gorsuch-Owned Property" (Politico)

Source: Earther, 04/27/2023