Supreme Court Just Ruled In Mysterious Foreign Company's Challenge to the Mueller Subpoena

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Posted: Jan 08, 2019 4:36 PM
Supreme Court Just Ruled In Mysterious Foreign Company's Challenge to the Mueller Subpoena

A foreign company has been trying to fight a grand jury subpoena linked to the Mueller investigation. The company was told to comply with the subpoena or face a $5,000 a week contempt charge. Last month, the Supreme Court put a halt to the orders. The Supreme Court has finally ruled in the case and said the foreign company must comply with the Muller subpoena, effectively upholding a lower court's decision.

The ruling offered no explanation and no dissent from any of the justices. This was the text of the ruling:

The application for stay, presented to The Chief Justice and by him referred to the Court, is denied. The administrative stay previously entered by The Chief Justice is vacated.

Chief Justice John Roberts last week had put the pending compliance order on temporary hold, while he and his eight colleagues considered the corporation's stay request, Fox News reported. 

The company has cited the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act for refusing to comply. Under the Act, the company would be violating the laws of their home country.

Many believe this to be the first time any issue relating the Mueller probe has come before the high court.