The Supreme Court has blocked the Democrats from attempting to fast-track their fight to obtain President Trump’s financial records.
According to The Hill:
The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request by House Democrats to accelerate the timeline of remaining court battles over congressional subpoenas for President Trump’s tax returns.
The bid by lawmakers came in response to the court’s landmark 7-2 ruling earlier this month to shield a trove of Trump’s financial records from several Democratic-led House committees and return the dispute to lower courts for further litigation.
Under regular Supreme Court procedure, the ruling would reach the lower courts no earlier than Aug. 3, a delay Democrats sought to avoid by asking the justices to expedite the process.
But the conservative-majority court rejected that request Monday in an unsigned order. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, one of the more liberal justices, said she would have granted it.
Earlier this month the Supreme Court issued two decisions in regards to Trump’s financial records. The court allowed prosecutors to obtain the records based on equal treatment of the law, but blocked the Democrats based on the separation of powers.