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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas Resigns in Disgrace

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Justice Abe Fortas resigns in disgrace from the U.S. Supreme Court due to financial improprieties. Abe signed a contract with the family foundation of Wall Street financier Louis Wolfson, agreeing to provided unspecified advice in exchange for $20,000 a year for life.

At this time, Wolfson is being investigated for securities violations, and Fortas' critics argue that Wolfson expects this arrangement with Fortas will either help him avoid criminal charges or, in a worst case scenario, get him a pardon from the president.

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