The panel rejected a request from Trump’s legal team to suspend a lower court ruling on Oct. 7 that ordered the long-time former accounting firm Mazars USA to make these documents available to Manhattan Democratic prosecutor Cyrus Vance.
The Supreme Court, which also serves as the Constitutional Court, had already ruled on the case last July, rejecting Trump’s argument that, as President-in-Office, he enjoys immunity from criminal investigation.
Although in the United States, the current president is not required by law to disclose his tax returns and finances, as has been the custom since the 1970s, all presidents except Donald Trump have done so.
Trump is being prosecuted in several cases in the United States, including in connection with his personal and business activities.
Also on Monday, the Supreme Court ruled it would act on a 2019 government decree that cut federal funding from all health clinics and family planning institutions that, among other health services, offer abortion to women as part of family planning.
Similarly, the panel will examine the legality of some of the hard-line immigration rules adopted by Trump.
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