What’s Next, At The Federal Appellate Level — For Trump’s Subpoenaed Accounting Records…

A joint motion (quoted below), filed this afternoon in DC, sets out what the parties would like.

Now we wait to see whether the DC Circuit panel even feels it needs any argument, or any briefing, on what is an extremely well-settled bit of law. The Circuit could affirm, and pass it straight to the Supremes, or it could simply certify the question, to the Supremes, as well — since we know Trump is going there, when he loses. In any event, here is the bit:

. . . .If the Court agrees that expedition is warranted, the parties propose that the appeal proceed as follows:

1. [Trump’s] opening brief will be filed by June 12, 2019.

2. [The House Committee’s] response briefs, if any, will be filed by July 3, 2019.

3. [Trump’s] reply brief will be filed by July 12, 2019.

4. The parties respectfully request that the Court hold oral argument as soon as the Court deems practicable.

If the Court grants this joint motion to expedite, the Committee, through counsel for the House of Representatives, agrees to suspend the time for production set by the subpoena during the pendency of this appeal. Mazars agrees to continue collecting and preparing responsive documents but not to produce any documents in response to the subpoena during that period. . . .

We shall see — but I would expect a ruling in a day or two. The order from the able Judge Mehta takes effect in five days now — unless someone orders it stopped. Now you know.


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