Supreme Court agrees to expedite order on Trump’s tax returns

TheHill reports the Supreme Court on Friday granted the Manhattan district attorney’s request to expedite its recent decision rejecting President Trump’s claims of absolute immunity from a subpoena for eight years of tax returns.

Chief Justice John Roberts ordered the decision to go into effect immediately. The president’s legal team did not oppose the move.

The order will allow the remaining proceedings at the district court level to advance more swiftly. It normally takes nearly a month for the Supreme Court’s decisions to go into effect.

The court ruled 7-2 last week that the president does not have absolute immunity in state criminal investigations like the one that led to a grand jury subpoena for Trump’s financial records. But the justices said in their decision that the president can still challenge the subpoena on other grounds.