An oversight, maybe.. but in probability more of just f..ing with the constitution. Seems somewhat arrogant that he failed to report, or maybe he just forgot. OTOH 686K of income if tought to forget over a 5 year period of time.. or maybe it is just "chump change" to the elite of the right. Judges have to fill out financial disclosure forms to indicate that they have no 'conflict of interest' problems with their spouses' incomes. This is done yearly listing any incomes their spouses might have, any gifts they themselves might have been given, any income they themselves might have earned from anything outside their job as judge. Thomas's wife earned an income from an outside political group, and judge thomas could be tempted to rule in her favor or in the favor of her political group if a case came before him because he would be influenced by the money paid to her. It could be argued that her political party purchased his vote by giving money to her. In order to avoid an appearance of impropriety (the standard for conflict of interest), judges are asked to be honest and to admit when they or their spouses have financial ties to any organizati*on that might be involved or influentia*l in a court case. Judge Thomas simply decided that because he is a judge he does not have to follow the rules. This could be impeachable, but as the Congress is so broken it will never happen.. Group says Thomas failed to report income - UPI.com The Constitutional Reference.. Article III | LII / Legal Information Institute This is not very good behavior, and he should recuse himself from many of the decisions coming down the pipe as he has an obvious conflict.. Oops.. forgot the constitution is situationally applied and there is nothing to see here folks.. just move on. Thomas, despite an obvioius appearance of impropriety, will just keep on keeping on.