US Appeals Court: Trump Must Hand Over His Tax Returns To NYC Prosecutor
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled against President Trump's efforts to shield his tax returns from New York City's district attorney Cy Vance.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has agreed to stay enforcement of New York City's subpoena.
The appeals court is allowing the president to appeal one more time to the U.S. Supreme Court, which currently only has 8 members.
Currently, any tie on the Supreme Court would let the appeals court ruling stand, meaning New York City could immediately enforce its subpoena if there was a tie on the Court.
NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump’s accountant must turn over his tax records to a New York state prosecutor, an appeals court ruled Wednesday in a decision that likely sets up a second trip to the U.S. Supreme Court over the issue.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said in a written decision that a stay of a lower-court decision will remain in effect so Trump’s lawyers can appeal the ruling to the high court.
In August, a district court judge had rejected their renewed efforts to invalidate a subpoena that the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. issued to Trump’s accounting firm last year.