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In a tough case, a judge will usually stick as close to precedent as they can.

Because the administration is really out there, that may not be possible. The Nixon case argued for a president essentially above the law, the administrations arguments in the 3 current cases go dramatically beyond what was proposed (and rejected) in the Nixon case.

I think of this as making law. If you want to describe that as a bit overdramatic, be my guest. It's how it feels to me.

You can see it in the questions. They spent a lot of time looking for places they could use to form the basis of an opinion. They usually have a pretty good idea going in, I don't think that's the case this time.

It was a long session, and above our pay grade in places. But this is undeniably historic, and I can't shake the feeling that the Right wing is looking for a way to escape the trap they are in. I admit that is definitely reading the tea leaves

Anyway...

https://www.lawfareblog.com/oral-argument-summary-supreme-court-hears-trump-financial-documents-cases
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late wrote:That confirms one of my suspicions, kid.

Starting with Nixon, every president has...

I think a lot of people have provided them willingly, what I meant is that I don't think they have gotten documents unwillingly before.
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Wulfschilde wrote:
I think a lot of people have provided them willingly, what I meant is that I don't think they have gotten documents unwillingly before.



The laws says Congress can get any tax return at any time for any reason.
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late wrote:The laws says Congress can get any tax return at any time for any reason.

Can you provide a source for this? I don't recall hearing that before.
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