Executive Power

Justice Department Filing in New York Trump Tax Returns Case

By Gordon Ahl
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 3:04 PM

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) filed a statement of interest in the case involving President Trump’s challenge to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s subpoena for the partial release of Trump’s tax returns. The brief argues that the case ought to be resolved in federal as opposed to state court. SDNY also requests that the district court adopt an adequate schedule to allow for the proper review of what they refer to as the president’s “significant constitutional claims.” The court filing is available here and below.