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The Supreme Court Releases Trump’s Tax Returns to Investigators



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The question before the Supreme Court was whether Article II and the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution prevent the President from being criminally investigated. It turns out that, according to the courts, the president needs to be treated like any other citizen in state courts. Because of this Trump’s tax returns will be turned over to New York state prosecutors. This is an analysis of the court’s ruling in the combined cases of Trump v. Mazars USA and Trump v. Deutsche Bank.


The Supreme Court’s 2020 Electoral College Debate, Explained



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The Supreme Court just heard oral arguments in a case to determine how independent state electors should be in choosing which candidates to vote for.  Three electors from Washington State broke a promise to vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and instead vote for Colin Powell. They were punished for the violation with a $1,000 fine. Here are the legal arguments from both the electors and Washington State.

 


SCOTUS Decides: Can the President be Criminally Investigated?



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The question before the Supreme Court is whether Article II and the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution prevent the President from being criminally investigated. Here’s what the lawyers on both sides of this argument are saying.


SCOTUS Decides: Turning Over Trump’s Tax Returns to Congress?



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The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments tomorrow to decide whether President Donald Trump, Mazars, and Deutsche Bank have to turn over financial documents to congress. The question is, whether congressional subpoenas are being issued to research new legislation or to criminally investigate the president.


The Supreme Court Approves Trump’s Asylum Restrictions



The Supreme Court just gave their seal of approval to reversing an injunction that would block a new restrictive Trump asylum regulation. This means that anyone applying for asylum in the United States, who have passed through Mexico, will have to first apply for asylum in Mexico. Here’s what happened, and, more importantly, why it happened?