Grand jury material from former special counsel Robert Mueller won’t be released to the Democratic-led House of Representatives at least for now, after the Supreme Court on Thursday granted the Trump administration’s request to take up the case next term.
The court’s move is a win for the Justice Department and means that the information, which includes portions of Mueller’s report that were redacted to protect grand jury information and underlying grand jury testimony and exhibits that relate to certain individuals and events, won’t likely be released before the November election.
The move by the top court, which was announced in an order with no noted dissents, effectively denies House Democrats the opportunity to review the documents before Election Day. It requires the votes of four justices on the nine-member panel to hear a case.
The case will likely be heard in the court’s term beginning in October, with a decision expected by the end of June 2021. President Donald Trump is facing reelection against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in November, meaning it is possible that the case could be decided after Trump leaves office, or even dismissed as being no longer relevant.