Supreme Court Agrees To Expedite Order On Trump’s Tax Returns

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Chief Justice John Roberts ordered the decision to take effect immediately.

The Supreme Court has agreed to grant the Manhattan district attorney’s request to expedite an order regarding President Trump’s tax returns, according to The Hill.

  • The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that the president doesn’t have absolute immunity from state criminal investigations such as the one that prompted a subpoena for Trump’s financial documents.

Chief Justice John Roberts ordered the decision to go into effect immediately. The president's legal team did not oppose the move.

The order will allow the remaining proceedings at the district court level to advance more swiftly. It normally takes nearly a month for the Supreme Court's decisions to go into effect.

  • However, the court also ruled that the president could challenge the subpoena on other grounds, which is what the president’s legal team intends to do.

  • Local prosecutors have accused the president of attempting to force a delay. Carey Dunne, a lawyer with the district attorney's office, said:

"What the president’s lawyers are seeking here is delay. I think that’s the entire strategy. Every day that goes by, the president wins the type of absolute temporary immunity he’s been seeking in this case, even though he’s lost on that claim before every court that’s heard it, including now the Supreme Court."

  • The president’s legal team now has until July 27th to raise new legal challenges to the subpoena.

Read the full report.

Written by Artivia Tahir.

Comments (4)
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jhoughton1
jhoughton1

Another case of Roberts appearing to hand Trump a defeat while knowing the consequences will be nil or next-to-nil for Trump's re-election.

Virgoman1
Virgoman1

Only if Americans don't wake up from their comatose condition which we expect by November 3rd! The majority of Real Americans are awake and are ready to restore America to what it once was under the Constitution!!

jsutton
jsutton

What on earth is trump hiding? Why does he fight so hard to keep his tax records secret? This curious on-watcher would like to know.

JZohn
JZohn

He's trying to hide large amounts of $ that only Putin and Russians could have given him - he is very connected and compromised by the Russian mafia, putin, oligarchs and other criminal players. He has been since he was a young man and his father, Fred, got him involved (as Fred himself was). And there are also the tax crimes Donnie has committed.
Oh such liars and thieves!!


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