The nation’s highest court has heard oral arguments over President Trump being forced to release his financial records but it’s anyone's guess on when the ruling will be public.
The last set of U.S. Supreme Court rulings typically come out in June but the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to delay that timeline.
Tuesday's arguments about Trump's records involved several cases all consolidated into one argument. For example, there are committees in Congress trying to obtain Trump's financial records and the State of New York is attempting the same.
Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow for The Heritage Foundation, predicts one big ruling on all of these ongoing cases.
"It's going to be a very significant decision on the extent of the power of states and Congress to invade the privacy of a president,” he tells OneNewsNow.
Asked if the issue warranted a decision by the high court, von Spakovsky says it does and points to Justice Stephen Breyer jokingly referred to a "future Senator McCarthy” in a comment about the broad attempt to obtain Trump’s private records.
“He clearly was referencing the infamous Sen. McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee,” Spakovsky points out, “which also tried to investigate individuals in the government that McCarthy didn't like..."
Beyond the legal arguments over the issue, Spakovksy warns the real goal is simply to dig for dirt that can be used against President Trump.