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U.S. Supreme Court declines to fast-track Trump finances dispute

A figure of a child holding an open book decorates a flagpole at the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington October 5, 2014. The U.S. Supreme Court opens on Monday a new term in which the nine justices will decide issues such as whether a Muslim prison inmate can have a beard and whether a man can be prosecuted for making threatening statements on Facebook. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives to fast-track its attempt to enforce subpoenas seeking President Donald Trump’s financial records.

The brief order means that the case will not return to lower courts until 25 days after the court’s July 9 ruling that said further analysis was required on whether the subpoenas were valid.

Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor would have granted the application, the order said.

House committees issued subpoenas seeking Trump's financial records from Mazars LLP, Deutsche BankDBKGn.DE and Capital OneCOF.N.

In a companion ruling also on July 9, the court said a prosecutor in New York could seek access to the Trump-related documents held by Mazars, Trump’s accountants. Last week, the high court granted a request to fast-track that case.

Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Dan Grebler

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