Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg temporarily blocked a lower court ruling ordering two banks to release President Donald Trump’s financial records to House Democrats.
Trump had asked Ginsburg to consider the emergency request earlier Friday. The temporary stay sets the issue on hold pending full consideration by the high court, it does not reflect how judges will rule in the underlying case.
The stay is ordered until 5 p.m. on Dec. 13, and the court ordered that a response must be filed on or before Dec. 11 by 11 a.m.
The emergency filing came after a federal appeals court in New York ruled on Tuesday that Deutsche Bank and Capital One should comply with subpoenas from the House Financial Services and House Intelligence committees seeking information about Trump’s finances.
The House subpoenas seek documents including tax returns, evidence of suspicious activity and, in the case of Deutsche Bank, any internal communications regarding Trump and his ties to foreign individuals.
Trump-related requests are piling up at the Supreme Court — and the outcomes could set precedent on significant questions related to separation-of-power issues and whether a president is immune from state-based criminal investigations while in office.
On Thursday, the president asked the justices to overturn the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals’ decision requiring his accounting firm Mazars USA to turn over financial records in compliance with a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee.
And the Supreme Court is already scheduled to meet Dec. 13 in a closed-door conference to consider a separate request from Trump involving the 2nd Circuit’s opinion ordering Mazars to hand over Trump’s financial records to a grand jury in New York.
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. ended up in a legal standoff with the president while investigating the Trump Organization’s role in alleged hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels, as well as other matters.