The US Supreme Court declined to expedite paperwork to allow House Democrats to more quickly continue the process of seeking President Donald Trump’s financial documents.
Earlier this month the court blocked Congress from getting the President’s records for now, sending the controversial cases back down to the lower court for further review.
However, the Supreme Court’s formal judgments are generally not issued for 25 days, meaning Democrats would not be able to go back to court until early August.
The House asked the Supreme Court to issue the paperwork immediately. Monday, the court rejected the request. Justice Sonia Sotomayor indicated she would have agreed to the request.
The move makes it even less likely that the House could obtain any documents before the election.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 20, 2020
“While attention focused on President Trump’s taxes, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority spent much of this year’s session quietly chipping away at the ability of Democrats to cast ballots in November,” explains @davidrlurie https://t.co/VhxGAKcapl
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) July 19, 2020