In two decisions issued on July 9, 2020, the Supreme Court addressed challenges to several subpoenas that sought the President’s financial records, including tax returns. In a case concerning a subpoena issued by a state district attorney’s office, the Court held that a sitting president is not categorically immune from issuance of a subpoena in a state criminal proceeding. The case was remanded to the District Court for further proceedings, including potentially an analysis of additional defenses. In a separate case concerning subpoenas issued by various U.S. House of Representatives committees, the Court remanded the cases to the District Courts for further analysis of whether the House exceeded its constitutional authority in issuing the subpoenas.
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