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Supreme Court grants Manhattan DA request to fast-track Trump tax return ruling


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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. could get his chance to try for President Trump’s financial records a lot sooner after Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday granted his request to fast-track a Supreme Court ruling that Trump is not immune from criminal investigations.

The Supreme Court last week dealt the president a blow when they ruled that Vance and New York prosecutors could forge ahead with their subpoenafor eight years of Trump’s financial records and tax returns from his accounting firm Mazars USA.

But the court punted the ultimate decision on whether to issue the subpoena to Manhattan federal court where Trump’s lawyers and Vance’s office this week returned to continue their legal battle.

Vance’s office is investigating whether Trump paid hush money before the 2016 election to several women with whom he allegedly had affairs.:snip:

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Supreme Court refuses to expedite Trump records ruling, further delaying House bid to obtain docs

The Supreme Court on Monday morning refused a request from the House of Representatives to move up the timeline under which a ruling in a case concerning President Trump's financial records would officially be issued, further delaying House Democrats' quest to get ahold of Trump's documents.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the only recorded justice who said she would grant the request, which House Democrats said was necessary because "[t]he Committees' investigations are ongoing, remain urgent, and have been impeded by the lack of finality in these litigations, which were initiated in April 2019." The ruling will come into force on Aug. 3, as originally scheduled.

The Supreme Court earlier this month essentially punted on the case over Trump's financial records, throwing it back down to lower courts with further guidance. If the Supreme Court had agreed to "issue the judgments forthwith" as House Democrats requested, the proceedings in those lower courts could begin sooner.:snip:

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