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Fight over Trump's financial information resumes quickly after Supreme Court order

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The fight for financial information about President Donald Trump and his businesses won't be delayed after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to issue an immediate judgment in the case.

The Supreme Court ruled July 9 that Trump is not automatically and absolutely immune from state criminal subpoenas, although he could raise other issues on remand.

Usually the Supreme Court’s judgments are not formally issued for 25 days. The order in Vance v. Trump allows lower court proceedings in the case to resume more quickly, report the Hill, Law360 and CNN.

Trump’s lawyers have indicated they intend to fight the grand jury subpoena to his accounting firm Mazars USA on new grounds, the Washington Post has reported.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance had asked the Supreme Court to immediately issue the judgment. Trump’s lawyers did not oppose the request.

According to a July 16 court filing, Trump will file an amended complaint that may raise one or all of these arguments:

• The subpoena amounts to a fishing expedition that is not narrowly tailored.

• The subpoena was issued in bad faith or was motivated by a desire to harass.

• The subpoena was intended to manipulate the president’s policy decisions or to retaliate against him for official acts.

• Compliance with the subpoena would impede Trump’s constitutional duties.

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