On Monday, the US Supreme Court made a series of rulings on cases already before the court, many of which included former President Donald Trump, and what arguments it will hear in the coming term.
The cases that the court has agreed to dismiss or hear extend through the tenure of the former president, which has a 6-3 conservative majority.
On Monday, an alleged former lover’s defamation case, as well as hardline immigration, abortion and electoral challenges, were all before the court.
Trump tax returns
As part of a criminal investigation, the court allowed New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance to obtain Trump’s tax returns and other financial records, a blow to the former president’s quest to conceal details of his finances.
Without comment, the justices denied Trump’s appeal to put on hold a lower court decision on October 7 ordering the long-standing accounting firm of the former Republican president, Mazars USA, to comply with a subpoena to turn the materials over to a grand jury convened by Vance.
“The work continues,” Vance said in a statement issued after the court’s action.
Trump slammed the decision saying in a statement released by his office, “The Supreme Court never should have let this ‘fishing expedition’ happen, but they did.”
“I will fight on, just as I have, for the last five years,” Trump continued.