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Constitutional Law Keyed to Barnett
Trump v. Vance
Citation:140 S. Ct. 2412 (2020)
In 2018, the New York District Attorney’s Office began investigating President Donald Trump’s business affairs. As part of this investigation, the DA issued a subpoena to Mazars, USA, LLP, the accounting firm of President Trump, requiring that Mazars issue financial documents related to President Trump’s business affairs and tax returns. President Trump sued the DA (Cyrus Vance, Respondent in this case) and Mazars to prevent enforcement of the subpoena. President Trump argued that his Article II duties and the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution made him immune from state criminal court subpoenas.
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