Scott M. Karson, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Trump v. Vance and Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP.
“The Rule of Law, the very foundation of our American democracy, is based on the concept that no one – not even the president – is above the law. All those who believe in the Rule of Law will take comfort in the Supreme Court’s ruling today in Trump v. Vance that a subpoena for the production of financial records issued to a sitting president by a New York County grand jury is generally enforceable without having to meet a higher standard.
“In Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP we’re heartened by the fact that the Court did not quash a subpoena for the production of financial records issued by the U.S. House of Representatives, a coequal branch of government, but out of concern for the separation of powers, remitted the case to the lower court to make certain findings concerning the propriety of the subpoena.”
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