Demand Justice Statement in Response to Supreme Court Canceling Trump Tax Case Oral Arguments

03.16.20

WASHINGTON, DC—Demand Justice Chief Counsel Christopher Kang released the following statement Monday in response to the announcement that the Supreme Court would be postponing oral arguments regarding the Trump financial records case:

“It is good and appropriate that the Court is canceling in-person oral arguments in accordance with public health guidelines. This decision, however, cannot enable Donald Trump to continue stonewalling subpoenas for his financial records.

“By pausing correctly-decided lower court decisions and then refusing to take this case on an expedited basis, the Court has already denied prosecutors and Congress months of time to bring to light any wrongdoing before the election. That cannot continue indefinitely.

“The Court should announce this week a plan to make sure these cases are heard and decided this term. That may involve meeting remotely, as many state Supreme Courts, lower federal courts, and, of course, Americans across the country do routinely.

“Whatever solution the Court comes up with should enhance, not reduce, the transparency Americans have in the process. Trust in the Court’s independence and integrity is already at risk, and this case has the potential to do even more damage. We should be able to watch and listen to whatever arguments end up happening in real time.”

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