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Politics Trump lawyers to appeal tax return decision to Supreme Court next week

02:05  09 november  2019
02:05  09 november  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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President Trump 's personal attorneys told a federal judge on Friday that they intend to petition the Supreme Court next week to review an appeals court decision that said the Manhattan district attorney can subpoena the president's tax returns .

A federal appeals panel said on Monday that President Trump ’s accounting firm must turn over eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns to Almost immediately after the ruling, one of the president’s personal lawyers , Jay Sekulow, said Mr. Trump would appeal to the Supreme Court .

President Trump's personal attorneys told a federal judge on Friday that they intend to petition the Supreme Court next week to review an appeals court decision that said the Manhattan district attorney can subpoena the president's tax returns.

a large white building with United States Supreme Court Building in the background: Trump lawyers to appeal tax return decision to Supreme Court next week© Greg Nash Trump lawyers to appeal tax return decision to Supreme Court next week

Trump's lawyers and the district attorney's office said in a joint letter to a federal judge that the decision will be appealed to the high court by Nov. 14.

The two sides had announced their agreement to fast track the case to the Supreme Court last month, before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Trump does not have the power to block the subpoena issued to his accountants.

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The appeals court ’s ruling was narrow and modest, hewing closely to the circumstances of the The Supreme Court is dominated by five Republican appointees, two of them named by Mr. Trump . But earlier Supreme Court cases in which presidents sought to avoid providing evidence did not break

Lawyers for Trump and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said on Friday that the president intends to ask the Supreme Court by Nov. 14 to review Monday's ruling on the tax returns by the federal appeals court in Manhattan. Vance will oppose the request, and the parties intend to brief

Friday's letter offers a more concrete timeline for Trump's plan to bring the case before the Supreme Court.

A three-judge panel on the Second Circuit ruled earlier this week that the district attorney could move forward with the subpoena, rejecting the president's argument that he is immune to criminal investigation while in office. The judges, all of whom were Democratic appointees, refused to rule on Trump's broader claims that a sitting president cannot be personally charged with a crime, but they said that any immunity he has does not allow him to block a subpoena of a third party.

"There is no obvious reason why a state could not begin to investigate a President during his term and, with the information secured during that search, ultimately determine to prosecute him after he leaves office," the panel wrote.

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A House of Representatives committee on Monday told the U.S. Supreme Court it would agree to a 10-day hold - but not a longer delay - on a lower court ruling directing President Donald Trump's accounting firm to hand over his financial records to the Democratic-led panel. © Reuters/TOM BRENNER U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on honesty and transparency in healthcare prices inside the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington The case represents an important showdown pitting the powers of the presidency against the authority of Congress, with Trump fighting doggedly to keep details of his finances private.

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