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Chief Justice John G. Roberts, United States Supreme Court and Douglas Letter, General Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives. Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Douglas Letter, general counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday sidestepping the disclosure of President Donald Trump’s tax records to Congress doesn’t bode well for lawmakers’ chances of getting the documents ahead of the November election, but it does offer a number of clues for other congressional lawsuits involving Trump and his administration.

The court’s majority opinions in the Trump tax records cases, both authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, weigh in on a number of legal issues that have permeated the pending cases between the House and Trump, many of which center around congressional subpoenas.

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. federal courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.

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