Adam Klasfeld @KlasfeldReports Reporter, @CourthouseNews: NYC+Int’l. RTs=What's it to ya? adam[at]adamklasfeld[dot]com PGP Fingerprint: F427 EE3B 6F05 E5D5 785B 775B 2C74 683C 219D 91DC Oct. 11, 2019 1 min read

From the DC Circuit’s dismissal of Trump’s attempt to quash congressional subpoenas of his accounting firm, Mazars:

Separation of powers exists to “save the people from autocracy.” cc: @CourthouseNews

Doc:  https://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/20C16C3C5721030C85258490004DE33C/$file/19-5142-1810450.pdf 

Heart of the majority's 2-1 opinion:

"In sum, we detect no inherent constitutional flaw in laws requiring Presidents to publicly disclose certain financial information. And that is enough"

Followed by a swipe at Trump-appointee Judge Rao's dissent.

Responding to Rao’s argument whittling Congress’s power to investigate, Judge Tatel writes that it would “reorder the very structure of the Constitution” to give Congress the “Hobson’s Choice of impeachment or nothing.”

INBOX: Reaction from @MyConstitution's president @ElizabethWydra and chief counsel @BrianneGorod, who supported House Oversight in a friend-of-the-court brief.

It's a "victory for the rule of law and our nation's system of checks-and-balances."

Statement.

ICYMI: A roundup of today's D.C. Circuit decision by my colleague @MMineiro_CNS  https://www.courthousenews.com/judge-upholds-order-for-house-to-subpoena-trump-taxes/ 


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