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Live U.S. Supreme Court Arguments: Trump’s Tax Returns

Live U.S. Supreme Court Arguments: Trump’s Tax Returns

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Join us for live analysis as the Supreme Court hears arguments about whether President Trump can block subpoenas to his accountants and bankers from Congress and New York prosecutors.

  1. Benjamin Weiser

    Benjamin Weiser

    Reporter, Manhattan Federal Courts

    Willy, we’re hearing about Mazars, the president’s accounting firm, which presumably has copies of his tax returns. What do we know about that firm?

  2. William K. Rashbaum

    William K. Rashbaum

    Senior Metro Writer

    Ben, it’s interesting. Mazars and its predecessor firms, including one called Weiser LLP that dates back to 1921, have handled Trump’s taxes for decades. Remarkable as it sounds, it has worked for the Trump family since the president was a small child.

  3. David Enrich

    David Enrich

    Business Investigations Editor

    Maggie, this is like a giant nationwide civics lesson. I wonder how many people are listening in to these arguments.

  4. David Enrich

    David Enrich

    Business Investigations Editor

    The most ever to hear a Supreme Court argument?

  5. Jim Rutenberg

    Jim Rutenberg

    Writer-at-large

    Gotta Zoom to a 1 p.m. Zoom – parting note to our patient readers today: Read Adam Liptak when this all over; read Adam Liptak always.

  6. Nicholas Fandos

    Nicholas Fandos

    Congressional Correspondent

    David and Maggie, it makes me wonder if this will open the door for the Supreme Court once it gets back to “normal” to allow greater transparency into its proceedings. I hope so.

  7. David Enrich

    David Enrich

    Business Investigations Editor

    I hope so too, Nick!

  8. Adam Liptak

    Adam Liptak

    Supreme Court reporter

    Thanks Jim!

  9. Adam Liptak

    Adam Liptak

    Supreme Court reporter

    The live audio works well and shows that the justices are serious and able lawyers. But the one-by-one questioning is not nearly as valuable as the usual free for all, where justices can build on and respond to their colleagues’ questions.

  10. Nicholas Fandos

    Nicholas Fandos

    Congressional Correspondent

    Fair point, Adam.

  11. Nicholas Fandos

    Nicholas Fandos

    Congressional Correspondent

    Adam, for those listening who may not follow the court as closely as you, what comes next in these cases after today’s hearing?

  12. Adam Liptak

    Adam Liptak

    Supreme Court reporter

    Nick, the justices will meet in a private conference to vote, by telephone, probably on Friday. The decisions are likely to land by July.

  13. David Enrich

    David Enrich

    Business Investigations Editor

    Wow, so there will be a decision (just not in public) in a few days?!

  14. Nicholas Fandos

    Nicholas Fandos

    Congressional Correspondent

    And no leaks until June or July?!

  15. Adam Liptak

    Adam Liptak

    Supreme Court reporter

    Justice Alito has indicated that if there are to be leaks they should be directed to The New York Times.

  16. Adam Liptak

    Adam Liptak

    Supreme Court reporter

    David, there will be a provisional vote followed by an exchange of draft majority and dissenting opinions. Votes and reasoning can change during the drafting process.

  17. David Enrich

    David Enrich

    Business Investigations Editor

    Interesting. Any sense of how often votes change during that drafting process?

  18. Adam Liptak

    Adam Liptak

    Supreme Court reporter

    Not common, but maybe a couple times a term.

  19. David Enrich

    David Enrich

    Business Investigations Editor

    To be a fly on that wall …

  20. Nicholas Fandos

    Nicholas Fandos

    Congressional Correspondent

    Meanwhile, the chief justice initiates a short, second round of questioning with Dunne.

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