A United States appeals court has ordered President Donald Trump to hand over eight years worth of tax returns to New York prosecutors.
The ruling allows prosecutors to enforce a subpoena for the documents from Trump’s accounting firm.
Trump has tried to prevent the release of his tax information, as part of an investigation into alleged pre-election payoffs to women he allegedly had affairs with.
It is likely the president will appeal this ruling – meaning it could end up in the US Supreme Court.
Trump has argued that authorities cannot investigate a sitting president for anything.
Claire Finkelstein, a professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania, talks to Al Jazeera about the development.