Mark Levin, conservative talk show host, explained the Supreme Court ruling on President Trump’s tax returns in a series of tweets. However, he explained how the Supreme Court just opened itself up to congressional demands for each justice’s tax returns.
“I can see a situation in which the House or the Senate decides that it must have access to all of the justices’ tax and financial records each year to determine if they’re influences in any way to write the decisions they write or vote the way they vote on numerous cases.
After all, the Supreme Court justices are deciding financial legislation as well. Shouldn’t we have a right to know if they are receiving money that could provide a bias for their decisions?
As another example, shouldn't we have a right to know if a certain Supreme Court justice is getting hundreds of thousands of dollars, whether in cash or gifts, from a group like Planned Parenthood or the Clinton Foundation through various conduits? What about investments?
Certainly that would provide for a bias in any ruling that they may be a part of.
They do file financial disclosures but, as Fix The Court, states, you have to want it. You have to be patient and when you do get it, it's less detailed than top officials in other branches of government. It's also "not searchable or machine-readable."
Mark Levin noted that Chief Justice John Roberts "is a man of some wealth."
So can we see his tax returns? I just wish the Republicans would get smart about how they address these issues. Go ahead and subpoena the tax returns of every Supreme Court justice and say we have a legislative purpose.
You're another branch of government, the president's another branch of government. Use the propagator that's been used by Nancy Pelosi: We're not saying you committed any criminal acts or anything of the sort, but we'd like to know, just to make sure that we know how to legislate.
So they ought to subpoena the tax returns of the Supreme Court justices. Particularly these seven politicians on the court. Go back eight years, just like the D.A. in Manhattan.
Levin also said the justices won't be able to argue that they're immune, anymore.
"The justices will not be able to argue that they are immune as a matter of separation of powers as they just shot down that argument as applies to the president."
What do you think? Should each justice have to provide their tax returns? After all, they are the highest voice in the land and their rulings are where all the buck stops.