Case: 19-635 Trump v. Vance (2020-May-12)

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QUESTION PRESENTED:

The District Attorney for the County of New York is conducting a criminal investigation that, by his own admission, targets the President of the United States for possible indictment and prosecution during his term in office. As part of that investigation, he served a grand-jury subpoena on a custodian of the President's personal records, demanding production of nearly ten years' worth of the President's financial papers and his tax returns. That subpoena is the combination-almost a wordfor-word copy-of two subpoenas issued by committees of Congress for these same papers. The Second Circuit rejected the President's claim of immunity and ordered compliance with the subpoena.

The question presented is:

  1. Whether this subpoena violates Article II and the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution.

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