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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — who accepted lavish gifts and luxury vacations from a billionaire for years — signed off on a Supreme Court opinion Thursday arguing that a law prohibiting taking bribes is too vague to be fairly enforced.

Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in a concurring opinion — on which Thomas signed off — that a federal anti-bribery law wasn't clear enough.

Percoco's lawyers argued he couldn't be prosecuted because the payments happened while he wasn't working for the government.

His attorneys said the law only applied to government workers, not people who don't hold actual political power.

Crow described Thomas as a friend and insisted he never sought to influence the conservative Supreme Court justice.

Additionally, the Senate Judiciary Committee asked Crow for a list of any gifts he's given to a Supreme Court justice or their family. »

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