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Supreme Court sets up more fights for Trump’s tax records

Supreme Court | Justices send two cases back to lower courts
by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/09/20, 08:37 pm

On the final opinion day of a blockbuster U.S. Supreme Court term, the justices ruled in two landmark separation-of-powers fights—one between President Donald Trump and New York prosecutors and one between Trump and Congress. The two decisions, each a 7-2 vote, clear the way for those investigating the president to continue their pursuit of his financial records.

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Swath of Oklahoma deemed tribal land

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/09/20, 04:02 pm

Some 3 million acres in eastern Oklahoma legally belong to “Indian country” for criminal prosecution, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a 5-4 decision. Muscogee Nation member Jimcy McGirt appealed a 500-year prison sentence for child molestation by arguing the crime took place on land promised to the tribe in an 1832 treaty and was therefore outside the jurisdiction of state courts.

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Split decisions on Trump financial records

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/09/20, 12:50 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled for and against President Donald Trump in separate decisions about the release of his financial records. A 7-2 vote decided each case, with Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissenting and Chief Justice John Roberts writing the majority opinions.

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