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President Trump Asks Supreme Court to Block Release of His Tax Returns

Headline Roundup November 14th, 2019

President Donald Trump's legal team petitioned the Supreme Court Thursday to keep the president's tax returns confidential. If the court accepts the case, it will be the first time a president's personal finances will be involved in Supreme Court proceedings, and could set a new precedent for presidential immunity.

President Trump Asks Supreme Court to Block Release of His Tax Returns

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Lawyers for President Trump petitioned the US Supreme Court Thursday as part of his ongoing bid to keep his tax returns away from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.

Trump is appealing a decision from the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which found Vance’s office can enforce subpoenas on Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, seeking eight years of his corporate and personal financial documents.

If the Supreme Court declines to hear the appeal, the ruling stands — allowing Vance’s office to seize the financial records.

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President Trump on Thursday appealed to the Supreme Court, asking it to reverse a court order requiring his accountants to hand over eight years of tax returns, in a dramatic escalation of his fight to keep his financial records private.

Trump’s request comes after a federal appeals court in New York last week said Manhattan prosecutors could enforce a subpoena against Trump’s accounting firm Mazars USA for his personal and corporate financial records from 2011 to 2018.

A three-judge panel of the Second Circuit last week said Manhattan prosecutors...

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WASHINGTON — President Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to bar his accounting firm from turning over eight years of his tax returns to Manhattan prosecutors.

The case, the first concerning Mr. Trump’s personal conduct and business dealings to reach the court, could yield a major ruling on the scope of presidential immunity from criminal investigations.

Last week, a unanimous three-judge panel of a federal appeals court in Manhattan ruled against Mr. Trump, rejecting his argument that he was absolutely immune from criminal investigation while he remains in office....

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