July 9, 2020
Democracy Wins a Round in Defending Itself against Autocracy
In a pair of 7-2 decisions, the Supreme Court ruled that Trump’s financial records are not exempt from subpoena in a New York State judicial proceeding and that, subject to meeting certain reasonable criteria, the same is true in the case of subpoenas issued by Congressional committees in the course of carrying out their oversight and legislative responsibilities.
These cases rejected Trump’s claims to king-like status by virtue of his being president. Thank goodness.