Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan once turned down a care package of bagels and lox, per Forward.
She was concerned she could be violating the court's ethics rules for accepting gifts, friends said.
Meanwhile, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was accepting lavish holidays from a GOP megadonor.
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She said that Kagan sent her an email, which reportedly said: "I have to take these ethics and reporting considerations very seriously.".
Kagan's approach seems to directly contrast with that of Thomas when it comes to accepting gifts.
Top Democrats have called on the Supreme Court to investigate Thomas, as well as calling on the court to adopt a public code of ethics. »