Supreme Court Agrees To Expedite Order On Trump’s Tax Returns
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.
Written by Artivia Tahir.