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The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled President Donald Trump must release his income tax reports and financial documents to NY prosecutors investigating hush money payments as part of a criminal investigation.
In a 7-2 vote, the justices upheld a Manhattan District Attorney subpoena for the last 8 years of Trump's tax reports, including his personal and corporate tax returns, according to TheHill.com.
In his decision, Justice John Roberts writes that the court established unanimously that "No citizen, not even the president, is above the common duty of producing evidence." He went on to say that the president is "not absolutely immune" from state criminal subpoenas seeking his private papers.
In an earlier ruling the lower appeals court directed that the case be returned to the district court where the president may raise further constitutional arguments.
It's unclear whether Trump's tax documents will be released prior to the November elections.
Bill Cosby's wife Camille is looking forward to her husband coming home while getting a chance to appeal his sexual assault conviction.
The disgraced comedian was sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison in 2018 after he was found guilty of drugging and raping Temple University staff member Andrea Constand in 2004.
The star has repeatedly tried and failed to have the conviction overturned, arguing he did not receive a fair trial.
On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to review two aspects of the case against Cosby.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will also examine whether a prosecutor told Cosby he will not face criminal charges in Constand's case after she accepted a financial settlement from the actor.
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Camille is feeling optimistic that he will be released home while his case is under appeal.
She told ABC News Prime: "There are possibilities now. Finally, there is a court ... that has said, 'Wait a minute. There are some problems here. They can be considered for appeal.'"
She added: "I am very, very pleased... but now I'm looking at something that is possible. Possible for vindication. That is the goal."
The 82-year-old comedian has been incarcerated for almost two years, but producer Camille said she has not visited her husband in prison.
"I do not want to see my husband in that kind of environment, and he doesn't want me to see him in that kind of environment either."
Camille insisted she and her husband communicate every day by phone.
Cosby's representative revealed the actor was "extremely thankful" to the court judges for granting him an opportunity to fight the case, reported Variety magazine.
"As we have all stated, the false conviction of Bill Cosby is so much bigger than him - it's about the destruction of ALL Black people and people of color in America," the spokesperson added.
Bill Cosby won the right to appeal his 2018 sexual assault conviction on the grounds that the comedian didn't receive a fair trial.
It isn't clear if Cosby will be freed on bond while his case is on appeal.
The 82-year-old is currently serving a 3 to 10-year sentence after a jury found him guilty of drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand during a second trial in 2004. The jury in the first case deadlocked.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will review whether prosecutors were allowed to call five additional female accusers to testify against Cosby. And whether evidence was introduced that Cosby gave women quaaludes in the past.
According to Page Six, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will also examine whether a prosecutor told Cosby he would never face criminal charges in Constand's case after she accepted a large settlement payment from him.
Cosby's previous request to be released from prison due to the coronavirus pandemic was denied.
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Homosexuals and Transgender people won a historic victory when the U.S. Supreme Court voted 6-3 to redefine "sex" and rewrite the 1964 anti-discrimination law to add homosexuality and transgenderism.
The historic Supreme Court decision was announced on Monday, June 15. The decision allows homosexuals and trans people to file work discrimination lawsuits in federal court.
The court consolidated three employee discrimination lawsuits into one, including a male employee who insisted on dressing as a female on the job at a Christian funeral home; a skydiving instructor who was fired for telling a customer he was gay; and a county child welfare services coordinator who was fired after his employer learned he was gay.
Republican-appointed Justices John Roberts and Neil Gorsuch joined the liberals on the bench in rendering the decision.
"Today, we must decide whether an employer can fire someone simply for being homosexual or transgender," Gorsuch wrote. "The answer is clear. An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids."
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, center, coasted through the final round of questions from senators during his Senate confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.
Kavanaugh faced the stiffest opposition from senators like Kamala Harris (D-CA), left, and Cory Booker (D-NJ), right.
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