The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Thursday in the Trump financial documents case, and upholds the Manhattan DA's subpoena.
In a 7-2 decision, SCOTUS ruled that Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance is entitled to see President Trump’s taxes.
Justice Roberts: "In our judicial system, 'the public has a right to 'everyman’s evidence.' Since the earliest days of the Republic, 'every man' has included the President of the United States."
House Subpoenas for President Donald Trump’s financial documents will remain blocked for now, the Supreme Court said, sending a the Trump tax returns case back down to the lower court for further review.
Here is a PDF document with the 7-2 opinion from Chief Justice Roberts in Trump v. Vance. Dissents from Thomas and Alito.
Background and analysis below from reporters and others on Twitter.
Both Trump appointees, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, voted to release Trump's financial records to the Manhattan district attorney.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 9, 2020
"Nothing is going to get resolved in these cases until after the election ... It's a mixed day for the president,” says @PeteWilliamsNBC on US Supreme Court rulings regarding Trump financial records. pic.twitter.com/eRksEKCovp
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 9, 2020
#Breaking: 7-2, the Supreme Court sends House Dems’ case back to lower court to more clearly consider separation of powers issues. As a result, House Dems won’t get the records now and they’re unlikely to be released before the elections. https://t.co/AXedaptOeE
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 9, 2020
CNN's @SchneiderCNN "For now, these financial records will also remain blocked." on Mazars and Deutsche Bank subpoenas.
— Lauren Fox (@FoxReports) July 9, 2020
The Supreme Court decision on the House Democrats' subpoena likely means that Congress won't get its hands on the president's tax returns before the election — which means it's unlikely that voters will see them either.
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) July 9, 2020
The Supreme Court rejected Trump’s bid to block a New York prosecutor from enforcing a subpoena seeking years of his financial and tax records, sending the case back to lower courts for further proceedings.https://t.co/Ydzg8u1dVp
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) July 9, 2020
BREAKING Supreme Court sends congressional cases back to lower courts for more consideration of "significant separation of powers concerns implicated by congressional subpoenas for the President’s information." again, 7-2
— Robert Barnes (@scotusreporter) July 9, 2020
SCOTUS rules that a subpoena to a sitting president does not have to meet a heightened standard, in effect ruling against his effort to block access to his tax records by @ManhattanDA https://t.co/R9ETEmChwT
— Anthony DeRosa 🗽 (@Anthony) July 9, 2020
Trump kinda loses the 1st case over access his $$ records: Supreme Court 7-2 rejects claim that he's absolutely immune from subpoena from district attorney.
But returns to district court where Trump can raise other claims, so he still can run out the clock before November. pic.twitter.com/uL1f0TPgPl
— Charlie Savage (@charlie_savage) July 9, 2020
In Trump v. Vance, #SCOTUS hands President Trump a defeat in battle with NY district attorney, holding that a subpoena to a sitting president does not have to meet a heightened standard
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) July 9, 2020
If you plan to pay attention to Tuesday's Supreme Court hearing in Trump v. Deutsche Bank, there's one document in particular you should familiarize yourself with: the 2019 subpoena that Congress sent to DB for Trump's records – and that Trump sued to quash.
Here it is. pic.twitter.com/SrG0IdfTC7
— David Enrich (@davidenrich) May 9, 2020
As we await the ruling on Trump financial records, one of the reasons why House Oversight pursued Trump records from the firm Mazars was because of last year’s testimony of his former personal attorney Michael Cohen, who alleged that Trump committed fraud by inflating his assets
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 9, 2020