Supreme Court Refuses to Halt NY Subpoena for Trump Tax Records

Headline Roundup February 22nd, 2021

The Supreme Court denied an October 2020 request by former President Donald Trump to block Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance from enforcing a 2019 subpoena for Trump’s financial records. The decision, released along with several others on Monday, paved the way for a New York grand jury to privately review tax return records that Trump had long refused to release publicly. The court also rejected appeals from Trump and Republicans over contested 2020 voting rules, as well as an appeal from porn star Stormy Daniels in a defamation case against the former president.

Left- and center-rated outlets tended to feature this story more prominently than right-rated outlets, which were less likely to have original reporting on the tax records decision. Coverage tended to follow similar narratives regardless of source. Several outlets from across the spectrum published separate articles on the other high-profile court decisions.

Supreme Court Refuses to Halt NY Subpoena for Trump Tax Records

From the Left
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In a significant defeat for former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to step in to halt the turnover of his tax records to a New York state prosecutor.

The court’s action is the apparent culmination of a lengthy legal battle that had already reached the high court once before.

Trump’s tax records are not supposed to become public as part of prosecutors’ criminal investigation, but the high court’s action is a blow to Trump because he has long fought on so many fronts to keep his...

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From the Center
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The Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for a New York grand jury to obtain former President Donald Trump’s financial records. Over four months after Trump asked them to intervene, the justices turned down a request by the former president to stay a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit that permits Cyrus Vance, the district attorney for Manhattan, to enforce a subpoena to Mazars USA, the president’s longtime accountant. Monday’s order means that Vance and the grand jury likely will finally acquire eight years...

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From the Right
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The Supreme Court on Monday ​declined to step in to halt the release of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns from Manhattan prosecutors who are probing the Trump Organization.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is investigating alleged insurance and bank fraud by Trump’s real estate company and has subpoenaed eight years’ worth of financial records from Trump’s accounting firm Mazars USA LLP.

Trump’s tax records are not supposed to become public as part of prosecutors’ investigation

In a statement responding to the Supreme Court’s decision, Vance’s office said, “The work...

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