SCOTUS Chief Roberts has just given Donald Trump another pass on his tax returns that Congressional investigators have been after for a very long time. After numerous appeals, where judges have passed on giving Trump a pass, and mandated that Congress have access to his tax returns, Chief Roberts has decided that SCOTUS, is in fact, a biased institution, that favors extremist Republicans against the country and the law itself, by allowing Trump another delay.
It’s about accountability, and in the case of Trump there is no accountability at all. We may think that at some point Trump and his criminal band of minions are going to be held to account, but the fact is that is just an illusion given to the people to think that one day justice will prevail, when the reality is the system is as corrupted and biased as it ever was. It was the plan by Republican extremists to eventually take over the entire government, and they have all but succeeded with installing extremists in SCOTUS. The one who seemed to rise above it all was Roberts, but when push came to shove, we now see that Roberts himself is as tainted as the rest of them.
What is needed in this country is a full sweep out of all of the rot in the system. SCOTUS needs to be disbanded for the partisan hacks they are. They all need to be replaced, not just some, but all, and a new SCOTUS needs to be appointed by a panel of civil servants who will pick and choose judges based upon experience and adherence to the law that applies to all, not just the few.
There are two sets of books in justice, one set for the elites, and one set for the rest of us. As a people, we don’t get access in the court system like the elites do. If we could even afford attorneys, which most can’t, we’d never see our way to obtain justice at a SCOTUS level for some minor problems like Trump has on his tax returns. There must be something really bad there that the Republicans don’t want the rest of us to see, else why keep passing the buck?
But people, normal every day people, would get one judge, and when you lost your case that would be it. You wouldn’t be allowed to pass your case on through the system to a SCOTUS level. You’d be given a court command at the end of your case, and if you didn’t follow it you’d be jailed or found in contempt or sent off to the gulags.
But Trump and his criminal minions get away with anything and everything. No accountability at all. And we have the system of judges in place that protects them while handing out a different justice to the rest of us. Make an error in your filings and you’re finished, case dismissed. They make a series of errors in their filings and its no big deal, pass them through.
This is the totality of corruption in the judicial system. SCOTUS Judges have no accountability to anyone. They are in fact ABOVE the law. When you hear that bullshit about no one being above the law, well, think again. Because when it comes to SCOTUS, they ARE above the law. They sit in judgement in their corrupt robes and corrupt institutions and play like they are holier than thou while letting their buddies get away with anything they want to get away with. It’s funny too, because they all sit around and claim that they don’t know why people don’t trust them. Well, it’s easy to see why people don’t — and shouldn’t trust them, because they have no trust in which to impart to the rest of us.
Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday put a temporary hold on the handover of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a congressional committee.
Roberts’ order gives the Supreme Court time to weigh the legal issues in Trump’s emergency appeal to the high court, filed Monday.
Without court intervention, the tax returns could have been provided as early as Thursday by the Treasury Department to the Democratic-controlled House Ways and Means Committee.
Roberts gave the committee until Nov. 10 to respond. The chief justice handles emergency appeals from the nation’s capital, where the fight over Trump’s taxes has been going on since 2019.
Lower courts ruled that the committee has broad authority to obtain tax returns and rejected Trump’s claims that it was overstepping.
If Trump can persuade the nation’s highest court to intervene in this case, he could potentially delay a final decision until the start of the next Congress in January. If Republicans recapture control of the House in the fall election, they could drop the records request.
The temporary delay imposed by Roberts is the third such order issued by justices in recent days in cases related to Trump.
The court separately is weighing Sen. Lindsey Graham’s emergency appeal to avoid having to testify before a Georgia grand jury that is investigating potential illegal interference by Trump and his allies in the 2020 election in the state.
Also before the court is an emergency appeal from Arizona Republican party chairwoman Kelli Ward to prevent the handover of phone records to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
The House Ways and Means panel and its chairman, Democrat Richard Neal of Massachusetts, first requested Trump’s tax returns in 2019 as part of an investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s audit program and tax law compliance by the former president. A federal law says the Internal Revenue Service “shall furnish” the returns of any taxpayer to a handful of top lawmakers.
The Justice Department, under the Trump administration, had defended a decision by then-Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to withhold the tax returns from Congress. Mnuchin argued that he could withhold the documents because he concluded they were being sought by Democrats for partisan reasons. A lawsuit ensued.
After President Joe Biden took office, the committee renewed the request, seeking Trump’s tax returns and additional information from 2015-2020. The White House took the position that the request was a valid one and that the Treasury Department had no choice but to comply. Trump then attempted to halt the handover in court.
Then-Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. obtained copies of Trump’s personal and business tax records as part of a criminal investigation. That case, too, went to the Supreme Court, which rejected Trump’s argument that he had broad immunity as president.
Trump had most recently sought the justices’ intervention in a legal dispute stemming from the search of his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida in August. The court rejected that appeal.