Clouds. 74.3   F New York
AI-Powered News Summarizer
Top Stories

Chief Justice Roberts gave everyone something to call a win

July 9, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 25: U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts leaves after day five of the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol January 25, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump???s defense team started to present its arguments today in the Senate impeachment trial. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Chief Justice John Roberts' rejection of President Donald Trump's claim that his finances must be kept secret provided a fitting capstone to a Supreme Court session dominated by Roberts, who balanced his conservative impulses with a quest for institutional respect.

(CNN)Chief Justice John Roberts' rejection of President Donald Trump's claim that his finances must be kept secret provided a fitting capstone to a Supreme Court session dominated by Roberts, who balanced his conservative impulses with a quest for institutional respect.

Roberts was able to avoid the familiar 5-4 conservative-liberal spilt by crafting opinions that laid down fundamental checks on a President yet offered Trump multiple ways to keep fighting subpoenas issued by a Manhattan grand jury and the Democratic-led US House of Representatives.

All eight of his colleagues agreed that a President cannot claim absolute immunity from criminal prosecution, as Trump's lawyers had asserted in the case against Manhattan district attorney Cy Vance During a lower court hearing, Trump's lawyer responded to a question about Trump's infamous Fifth Avenue claim by saying that even if the President shot someone on the avenue in New York, he would not be subject to any state criminal proceeding while in office.

Trump, who had continually railed against the court and individual justices, tweeted Thursday: "The Supreme Court sends case back to Lower Court, arguments to continue.

Yet the Roberts majority did not leave Trump empty-handed in the documents cases or major disputes this term.

The paired Trump document disputes recalled the high court's landmark battles over presidential immunity and privilege in the 1974 Richard Nixon Watergate tapes dispute and 1997 Bill Clinton Paula Jones case.

Lower court judges rejected the Trump arguments and upheld all the disputed subpoenas.

In 2018, after Trump disparaged a judge who ruled against the administration as an "Obama judge," Roberts, a 2005 appointee of President George W.

Summarizer is on Google News. Now you can get the latest AI summarized news on your favorite news platform.

Don't like Google News? We have an RSS Feed for you.

Suggestions