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Wed Dec 4, 2019, 10:54 AM

How Will The Supreme Court Rule In The Battle Over Trump's Tax Returns?

#SCOTUSlinkoftheday: @ameliatd offers “a quick and dirty primer” on how #SCOTUS may handle the president’s “separate legal battles with New York state prosecutors and House Democrats over whether eight years of his tax returns must be released"


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Reply How Will The Supreme Court Rule In The Battle Over Trump's Tax Returns? (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Dec 4 OP
Aristus Dec 4 #1
mahatmakanejeeves Dec 4 #2
Aristus Dec 4 #3
mahatmakanejeeves Dec 4 #4
Aristus Dec 4 #5
lagomorph777 Dec 5 #8
Aristus Dec 5 #9
lagomorph777 Dec 5 #7
brooklynite Dec 4 #6
BigDemVoter Dec 5 #10

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 11:48 AM

1. Does John Roberts want to set a precedent whereby any President or Presidential candidate

can circumvent the financial disclosure tradition? Does he really want every succeeding President to be in the pay of foreign elements?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 12:02 PM

2. Traditions are not laws. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 12:05 PM

3. Which is why we need to make it a law.

The 1780's had no less subversion than today. How could the Founding Fathers not see the dangers in having a Presidential candidate in the pay of a hostile power?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 12:08 PM

4. You'll have to amend the Constitution. It states the requirements. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 12:10 PM

5. I know.

Still, I'm curious what John Roberts will do. Does he have enough self-respect to want to be remembered as a sober, careful, impartial jurist? Or is he content being a toady to the Republicans?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:39 AM

8. "is he content being a toady to the Republicans?"

Is that a trick question? He's a Russiapublican; of course he's content being a toady.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:41 AM

9. I'm still grateful that he swung the vote in favor of the Affordable Care Act.

I wonder if it was an anomaly or a predictor of future behavior...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:37 AM

7. This has nothing to do with tradition. It's part of an investigation, and it's LAW.

The law requires the Department of Treasury to hand them over on demand to Congress, for a legitimate investigation. Unambiguous.

However, I assume SCROTUS will ignore the law and the Constitution, and rule that no Russiapublican has to obey the law. Laws are for Democrats, silly!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 12:52 PM

6. On the one hand he wants to maintain respect for the Court...

...on the other hand, he doesn't want to "create laws". If there's a legal basis for either claim, I suspect he'll accept them.

FWIW - Neither claim will result in the legal public release of Trump's taxes (absent as evidence in criminal trial), nor should they.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 06:38 PM

10. I am ALWAYS suspicious of filthy repigs.

And there are 5 of them.

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