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Federal judge today: "Presidents, their families and businesses are not above the law."
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: October 07, 2019 09:24AM
A federal judge on Monday rejected a bold argument from President Trump that sitting presidents are immune from criminal investigations, a ruling that allowed the Manhattan district attorney’s office to move forward with a subpoena seeking eight years of the president’s personal and corporate tax returns.

Lawyers for Mr. Trump quickly told the court they would appeal the ruling from Judge Victor Marrero of Manhattan federal court. An appeal is likely to mean further delays.

In a 75-page ruling, Judge Marrero called the president’s argument “repugnant to the nation’s governmental structure and constitutional values.” Presidents, their families and businesses are not above the law, the judge wrote.


[www.nytimes.com]
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Re: Federal judge today: "Presidents, their families and businesses are not above the law."
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: October 07, 2019 09:38AM
This goes nowhere until the SCotUS denies or grants cert.

Edit: to wit, the ruling has already been stayed pending appeal.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/07/2019 10:04AM by rjmacs.
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Re: Federal judge today: "Presidents, their families and businesses are not above the law."
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 07, 2019 10:14AM
Can't wait to the see the pretzel logic our originalists on the SCOTUS will generate to reinstate the divine right to rule.
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