On Monday, June 15, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to issue an expedited ruling on President Donald Trump’s lawsuit to shield his accounting firm, Mazars USA, from handing over his financial records to Congress.
The Court’s decision means that the case will now proceed through the normal channels of litigation, with a lower court hearing arguments and issuing a ruling. That ruling is then subject to review by the Supreme Court if either Trump or Congress wants to appeal it.
The Supreme Court’s decision indicates that it viewed the case as not urgent enough to merit issuing an immediate ruling. With the election rapidly approaching, both sides are likely eager to know the outcome of the case as soon as possible. However, it appears that the Court thought it better to let the normal legal process play out, rather than intervene with an expedited ruling.