Supreme Court

Trump v. Vance

Court Type: U.S. Supreme Court
Status: Closed (Judgment)
Last Update: May 18, 2020

What's at Stake

Whether President Trump should comply with a grandy jury subpoena and hand over his personal finance documents.

Summary

In Trump v. Vance, the ACLU also argues that Trump does not have the right to absolute immunity from a grand jury subpoena for similar documents simply because of his office. The subpoenas, directed to his accountant for personal financial records, impose no burden on his official duties. No previous president has asserted such complete immunity as Trump has. The Supreme Court should enforce the subpoenas.

The amicus curiae brief for Trump v. Vance is filed in conjunction with the New York Civil Liberties Union and authored by former ACLU Legal Director Steven R. Shapiro and Sam Shapiro of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP.

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