Hearing date set in fight over Trump’s New York tax returns

(Reuters) – A U.S. judge will hear arguments on Aug. 29 in a lawsuit that President Donald Trump filed to block a U.S. House of Representatives committee from obtaining his New York state tax returns, according to a court filing.

U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington said the hearing later this month would focus on whether he has jurisdiction over New York officials named as defendants in Trump’s lawsuit.

Nichols said the New York officials should not comply with a request by the House Ways and Means Committee for the tax information until he has had a chance to rule on the jurisdictional issues.

In a July 23 complaint, Trump’s lawyers argued New York state violated his constitutional rights with a law passed this month that would give the committee access to the president’s state tax returns.

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