U.S. Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to resume federal executions

Donald Trump asks US Supreme Court to place hold on ruling over his finances

Justice Ginsburg places hold on Democrats' subpoenas seeking President Trump's financials

Without a Supreme Court order, the banks would have to begin turning over records to House committees next week.

Department of Justice spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said that while it was disappointed with the ruling, "we will argue the case on its merits in the D.C. Circuit and, if necessary, the Supreme Court".

Another major Trump financial case that could go to the Supreme Court is whether Trump paid hush-money to adult actress Stormy Daniels and model Karen McDougal before the 2016 election, which was reportedly facilitated by Cohen.

Trump, running for re-election in 2020, has fought to keep his financial and tax records private.

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Trial judges and appellate panels in all three cases have ruled that the records held by the banks and Mr Trump's accounting firm, Mazars USA, must be turned over.

The justices upheld a lower court ruling imposed last month after inmates claimed executions by lethal injection would violate federal law.

"The subpoenas targeting the president, his family and his business dealings do not fall within the committees" constitutional or statutory authority, ' Trump's lawyers wrote.

Ginsburg oversees emergency appeals from NY. But ultimately, it doesn't say much about how the Court will rule. Both cases represent an important showdown over the powers of the presidency versus those of Congress. The executions would involve a single lethal drug, pentobarbital sodium, replacing the three-drug procedure that had been used in federal executions previously.

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According to the Justice of Department, other inmates that were scheduled to be executed prior to getting the reprieve from the Supreme Court's included Lezmond Mitchell, who fatally stabbed a 63-year-old Arizona woman and her 9-year-old granddaughter; Wesley Ira Purkey, who raped, murdered and dismembered a 16-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, girl and bludgeoned to death a 80-year-old Missouri woman; and Alfred Bourgeois who tortured, sexual molested and murdered his toddler daughter.

President Richard Nixon became the first president in the modern era to release his tax returns in 1973, with presidents since then at least releasing some of their tax records.

Trump sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an effort to prevent the disclosure of his financial records. Alito, who has been vocally critical of the unending capital appeals process, added that "the Court has expressed the hope that the Court of Appeals will proceed with 'appropriate dispatch, ' and I see no reason why the Court of Appeals should not be able to decide this case, one way or the other, within the next 60 days". That ruling was upheld Monday by a three-judge federal appeals court.

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