You knew this was coming.

Courtesy of Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling requiring his accounting firm to turn over eight years of his tax returns to New York prosecutors, setting the stage for a possible decision before the 2020 election.

Lawyers for Trump and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said on Friday that the president intends to ask the Supreme Court by Nov. 14 to review Monday’s ruling on the tax returns by the federal appeals court in Manhattan.

Vance will oppose the request, and the parties intend to brief their positions by Nov. 25, according to the lawyers.

The timetable was disclosed in a letter filed with the federal court in Manhattan, where the lawyers asked that the case be put on hold while Trump seeks Supreme Court review.

Monday’s ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals authorized Vance’s office to enforce a subpoena to obtain Trump’s tax returns from the accounting firm Mazars LLP.

This could prove to be a huge test for the Supreme Court. 

If they take this case and decide in favor of New York prosecutors it will demonstrate that they still have some autonomy.

But if they rule in favor of Donald Trump that will show that he has turned the highest court in the land into his lap dog.