The Society for Advancing Business Reporting applauds today’s Supreme Court ruling that a New York prosecutor is entitled to see President Trump’s private and business financial records. SABEW remains hopeful that the lower courts will see the value of releasing Trump’s financial records.

Today’s rulings remind us once again that President Trump will be the first president since the 1970s to seek the presidency and then re-election without making public his personal federal income tax returns. This unwelcome break in a decades-long tradition is damaging to the public’s right to know and it creates a dangerous precedent for future candidates who are persons of substantial private wealth.

SABEW statement was updated at 4 PM ET 7/9/20