Supreme Court to hear Trump tax return case, and Wisconsin judge rules on purging voter rolls

Tax march at the U.S. Capitol, April 15, 2017. Credit: Mike Licht (CC BY 2.0). 

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a major case about President Trump’s tax returns. At issue is whether the president can block Congress and state prosecutors from getting those financial records. It sets up what’s likely to be a landmark ruling on the powers of the presidency -- and a test of the court’s independence. 

Also, Wisconsin has purged more than 200,000 people from its voter list. Wisconsin is a major swing state that helped hand Trump the presidency in 2016. 

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Guest:
Jessica Levinson - Professor, LMU's Loyola Law School in Los Angeles - @LevinsonJessica

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Madeleine Brand

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Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Danielle Chiriguayo