Friday, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear President Trump’s appeals in 3 separate cases to prevent his financial records, including tax returns, being handed over to Democratic-led House of Representatives committees and a New York prosecutor.
The court will hold oral arguments in March, with rulings due by the end of June.
“We are pleased that the Supreme Court granted review of the President’s three pending cases. These cases raise significant constitutional issues,” said Jay Sekulow, 1 of President Trump’s lawyers.
Democratic leaders in the House expressed disappointment that the justices’ decision to hear the cases will result in further delay.
“Unfortunately, the American people will now have to wait several more months for final rulings,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. “We are confident that the Supreme Court … will uphold the Constitution, the rulings of the lower courts and ensure that Congressional oversight can proceed.”
The cases are a test for how the justices view President Trump’s arguments that the subpoenas are a threat to the Presidency, on the 1 hand, and the need for lawmakers or prosecutors for information to pursue legislation or criminal investigations on the other.
Think of that message, in essence the court has pulled the rug out from under 1 of the impeachment articles.
The court has a 5-4 conservative majority including 2 of President Trump appointees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
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