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Supreme Court says Manhattan DA can get Trump’s tax records, but rejects bid by House Democrats

July 9, 2020


The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered split opinions in two cases over whether President Donald Trump can shield his tax records from investigators, handing a win to the Manhattan district attorney but rejecting efforts by House Democrats.

Both cases were decided 7-2, with Chief Justice John Roberts authoring the court’s opinions and joined in the majority by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissented in both cases.

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