Oh, make no mistake. The NYT and Washington Post will have copies by tomorrow afternoon.
Alito and Thomas dissented in both cases. They are not willing to play the games Roberts wants them to. Best justices on the Court without question.
“””The president “may raise further arguments as appropriate,” in lower courts in an effort to keep Vance from obtaining his documents, Roberts wrote. “”””””
So in plain English, President Trump can keep dragging the prosecutor through court forever.
Key phrase here is “state criminal subpoenas “.
So if the state has a CRIMINAL case against the president in which his records are subpoenaed, he should comply, right?
What CRIME is POTUS Trump being CHARGED with?
Or is this just another fishing expedition without justification because that’s what leftists do?
I’m glad they decided the way they did on the immunity part. When it comes to our tax forms, we are all equal under the law. If he gets immunity, I get immunity - or neither of us do.
So if Congress gets Trumps tax returns, the Manhattan district attorney will have committed a felony by sharing them with congress.
How can they rule for prosecutors, when all prosecutors have is, “We think he’s committed fraud?”
This basically protects Trump easily through the end of this term. He can prevent people from learning whom it is he owes money to until after the election.
I guess this is why Nancy’s having a press conference now?
They don't seem to understand that this is going back down to the lower courts to be bounced around until after the election.
If opponents can snoop on opponents by looking at tax returns, everyone and every business in America is at risk of being hounded and harassed this way. This is a bad decision.
Your tax forms and the attached schedules tell every secret about your life and business. Letting anyone other than the tax man review you taxes is bad. The tax man has that power but is told by law not to reveal your info except for valid prosecutions for tax fraud or evasion. Now, with this decision, any jerk who can get a local corrupt DA to start an investigation can ruin you.
It's out of Presidential politics now, which is correct as that is the sole reason the Dems and Dem prosecutors are requesting them.
You can’t create a law which targets one individual.
Constitution of the United States, Article I, Section 9, paragraph 3
I think his lawyers made the wrong argument. They should have used the argument that turning over tax returns is not a constitutional requirement to be president.
When his tax returns are released to any court, they will be leaked to everyone.
Taxes tell you nothing. You couldn’t figure out what he owes to whom based on tax returns. Trump is fighting this on principal.
Demand for his Taxes are how Biden gets out of any debates.
They know that once anyone gets their hands on these records, they will be immediately leaked to the media/dem complex, and the leaker(s) will not be punished but instead praised.
another day..another wait to find out if John Roberts is THAT John Roberts
And whether Maxwell is the person in the Jon Benet Ramsey photo.
The Wild Wild year of 2020
We are pleased that in the decisions issued today, the Supreme Court has temporarily blocked both Congress and New York prosecutors from obtaining the Presidents financial records. We will now proceed to raise additional Constitutional and legal issues in the lower courts.