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Analysis: In one morning, the Supreme Court looked to rid itself of the Trump era

February 23, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Donald Trump took a drubbing at the Supreme Court on Monday, as the justices in a flurry of orders dealt critical blows to his efforts to shield his tax records from a New York prosecutor and his oft-repeated false claims that there was widespread voter fraud during the last election.

(CNN)Donald Trump took a drubbing at the Supreme Court on Monday, as the justices in a flurry of orders dealt critical blows to his efforts to shield his tax records from a New York prosecutor and his oft-repeated false claims that there was widespread voter fraud during the last election.

Trump lost badly in the election and tax returns cases, and the Supreme Court made clear it wanted nothing to do with the case brought by the adult-film actress.

For the most part, the justices -- including the three Trump appointed to the high court -- kept their votes and voices silent, although conservatives Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito would have allowed a challenge brought by Pennsylvania Republicans in a case related to the last election.

Trump's personal lawyers had asked the justices to step in and block the release of the tax returns to the prosecutor while they prepared a formal appeal to the Supreme Court.

In court papers, Trump's lawyer William Consovoy called the subpoena for the documents "sprawling," "expansive" and "unlimited," arguing that it amounted to an "unlawful fishing expedition. " He asked the justices to step in and freeze the subpoena while the case continued.

Recall that last term the justices did reject Trump's broad claims of immunity in a 7-2 vote but sent the case back to the lower courts to allow Trump to make other arguments.

In that case, also challenging decisions by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Trump lawyer John Eastman told the justices in court papers that "collectively, these three decisions resulted in counting approximately 2. 6 million mail ballots in violation of the law as enacted by the Pennsylvania Legislature," he said.

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