Thursday, July 09, 2020

Supreme Court rules grand jury can subpoena Trump tax returns

Now I'm not sure, other than for political reasons, why the president is being hounded on this issue.

From CNBC:
The Supreme Court on Thursday voted 7-2 against President Donald Trump in a case over whether he could shield his tax records from the Manhattan district attorney.

Chief Justice John Roberts authored the court's opinion, which was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch wrote separately to explain their votes with the majority. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissented.

"In our judicial system, ;the public has a right to every man's evidence.' Since the earliest days of the Republic, 'every man' has included the President of the United States,: Roberts wrote.
But it's unclear whether those returns will see the light of day before the election.

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