US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Tuesday stayed the ruling of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in case No. 21-5289 “pending further order” of Roberts or the court. Under Tuesday’s order, Trump and associated companies may refrain from providing tax return information to the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee.
Former US President Donald Trump and associated applicants submitted an application requesting the stay on Monday. The team also sought a stay in case No. 19-1974. The application asserted that, while Congress may request information, the committee’s request for Trump’s tax returns is unrelated to “funding or staffing issues at the IRS and [has] everything to do with releasing the President’s tax information to the public.”
Without the stay, the applicants asserted that their “legal right to pursue their claims and petition for certiorari [would] be irrevocably destroyed” and they would suffer irreparable harm in the form of “disclosure of their confidential information.” The applicants believe the Supreme Court will grant a writ of certiorari to hear the case in full and will reverse the DC Circuit’s decision.