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Justices Could Curb Congress' Authority In Trump Doc Suits

Law360 (May 19, 2020, 6:04 PM EDT) -- Questioning by the U.S. Supreme Court justices in recent arguments over congressional subpoenas for President Donald Trump's financial records indicate that the court may be interested in limiting Congress' investigatory powers.

President Donald Trump has argued in court documents that House lawmakers do not need his financial records to develop legitimate legislation. (AP) The justices directed much of their questioning during last week's oral arguments toward asking the attorneys representing Trump and U.S. House committees to identify the extent to which, in their view, Congress can conduct investigations and issue subpoenas.

Neither side was willing to give much ground on its position:...

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