The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a split decision in two cases regarding the subpoenas for President Trump’s tax returns and personal financial records, granting a win to New York State prosecutors but rejecting House congressional committees the access.
Both cases were decided by a 7-2 vote with Chief Justice John Roberts authoring the court’s opinions. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito Jr. dissented in both cases.
In Trump v. Vance, the Supreme Court upheld a subpoena from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. for President Trump’s personal and corporate tax returns spanning over eight years. The justice rejected President Trump claim of “absolute immunity” from investigation while in office.