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NY TImes: Friendship of Justice and Magnate Puts Focus on Ethics

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Headlined to None 6/20/11


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Mr. Crow stepped in to finance the multimillion-dollar purchase and restoration of the cannery (whose owner's grandfather once ran a seafood cannery that employed Justice Thomas's mother as a crab picker), featuring a museum about the culture and history of Pin Point that has become a pet project of Justice Thomas's. The project throws a spotlight on an unusual, and ethically sensitive, friendship that appears to be markedly different from those of other justices on the nation's highest court. The two men met in the mid-1990s, a few years after Justice Thomas joined the court. Since then, Mr. Crow has done many favors for the justice and his wife, Virginia...

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