New York District Attorney Files Brief in Supreme Court Case Seeking Access to Trump’s Financial Records

Elliot Setzer
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 1:12 PM

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New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance filed a brief to the Supreme Court in the case seeking the enforcement of a grand jury subpoena for President Trump’s financial records as part of an investigation into potential financial and tax-related crimes. The brief argues that the president’s Article II immunity extends only to official acts and provides no immunity for private conduct, and that “immunity from investigation for private conduct runs counter to precedent, the structure and operation of the Constitution, and the bedrock principle that no person is above the law.”

The Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for the case, along with two separate court cases involving demands for access to President Trump’s financial records, for March 31, 2020.

You can read the brief here and below.

Elliot Setzer is a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford Law School and a Ph.D student at Yale University. He previously worked at Lawfare and the Brookings Institution.

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