If there’s one case most primed for a Supreme Court hearing next spring, it’s the one involving Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s subpoena seeking eight years of Trump’s tax and financial records. Vance made the demand as part of his probe into hush-money payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
Trump fought the subpoena and lost, sending the case on appeal to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. Judges there put the case on an expedited schedule, hearing arguments just two weeks after Trump’s appeal.
That’s when the president’s lawyers made the headline-grabbing contention that their client couldn’t be arrested or charged by local authorities if he shot someone on Fifth Avenue — at least until he’s no longer president.
Before the hearing, Trump’s lawyers reached an agreement with Vance pledging that if they lose their appeal, Vance would give them 10 days to petition the Supreme Court for arguments during the current term.
Jay Sekulow, the longest-serving member of the president’s personal legal team, said the Vance case looked to him like the first one in line for Supreme Court review. It’s not an opinion everyone shares.