SCOTUS RULES TRUMPS TAXES
SCOTUS RULES TRUMPS TAXES CONFUSING RULING
Trump had sued to block the subpoenas and claimed that as president he had an “absolute immunity” from demands for personal or confidential information.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the majority, rejected Trump’s claim of immunity.
“We reaffirm that principle today and hold that the president is neither absolutely immune from state criminal subpoenas seeking his private papers nor entitled to a heightened standard of need.”
In a related case involving a similar subpoena from House investigators, the court also ruled the president did not have immunity.
But justices vacated the House subpoenas, saying lower courts failed to properly balance the legal and constitutional questions raised by the request.
They sent the matter back to lower courts for review.
DAWGS SAYS: FUNNY HOW THIS STORY READS DEPENDING ON WHICH MEDIA OUTLET YOU SEE IT ON.
SOME CLAIM VICTORY FOR TRUMP, SOME SAY DEFEAT.
THE PEOPLE REQUESTING THE DOCUMENTS DID NOT DO DUE DILIGENCE WHEN ISSUING THE SUBPOENAS,NOTHING NEW THERE THESE DAYS.
BUT ALSO TRUMP IS NOT IMMUNE EITHER.
IT APPEARS LIKE IT IS JUST ANOTHER STEPPING STONE TO GET NOTHING DONE.
MY OPINION ALL POLITICIANS SHOULD HAVE TO BE REVIEWED THOROUGHLY ON A REGULAR BASIS.