The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has released a new financial disclosure report for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, showing she received a final stipend last year for serving on a Goldman Sachs advisory council.
Kagan stepped down from the council in December 2008, though she did not receive her final $10,000 payment until 2009, according to the report (PDF). A White House spokesman added that she received it on Feb. 3 of last year, about one month after she was named as the next solicitor general and six weeks before the Senate confirmed her to that position.
A Justice Department spokeswoman said in April that the advisory council met once a year to discuss public policy and did not advise on investments.
The disclosure report, which covers calendar 2009, says Kagan received $1,667 for serving on the board of trustees of Oxford University Press from Jan. 1 through March 20, the day after her confirmation. She made $91,280 as dean of Harvard Law School during that same period.
She reported three items under “gifts, reimbursements, and travel expenses” — a dinner hosted by Harvard President Drew Faust in September and a historical document and $629 chair that were presented at the dinner.
In April, she changed some of her investments in mutual funds, moving money into an index fund that tracks the S&P 500.