The order suspends a referral order issued by a DC federal judge to the company in connection with a grand jury summons, but only so long that the judges can decide whether to intervene in the case.
The break lasts until the court has time to review a government response due on or before December 31st.
The Supreme Court Request The court is the final twist in the secret case, much of which is locked up and made its way through the federal court at unusual speed.
This is the first known legal challenge that apparently related to the investigation of Muller found his way to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court could be separately requested to bring an appeal.
"As far as we know, the Tribunal has never had a sealed argument in front of all nine judges," he told Steve Vladeck, CNN Supreme Court and professor at the University of Texas School of Law. "They can and do keep sections of the minutes and briefings sealed, for example, in cases where trade secrets are implied, but there is no procedure in the court's rules of procedure to block, argue, and condemn the entire case If it is known in what case the parties have tried it, the court denied certiorari "or the review of the case.
The company's challenge to the subpoena seems to have begun in September. In its verdict last week, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has given little guidance on the company and its country of origin, or on what Muller's team was looking for.
In a brief passage of the tripartite decision describing The Judges, as they had learned privately from prosecutors, that they had a "reasonable likelihood" that the required records included acts outside the United States, which directly affected the United States , Even the company was not informed about what the prosecution had on this issue, because the investigation of the company would have violated the secrecy of the investigations of the grand jury, the judges.
The range of possibilities of the identity of the enterprise is enormous. The business could be anything from a state-owned bank to a government-backed technology or information company. These types of bodies were frequently the subject of requests for information in Müller's inquiry.
Müller's work focused on the link between the Trump campaign and Russia's efforts to intervene in the 201
Earlier, Mueller had charged three Russian companies and 25 Russians for their alleged contributions to a social media propaganda system that would influence American voters and influence their influence should the Democratic Party. The Special Counsel and other Justice Department units continue to investigate several of Mueller's core missions.
Another challenge to a Mueller summons from Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller began months before the anonymous company's indictment. Miller's case is now in front of the DC-Circuit but has not been decided by the judges yet. His case became public after his lawyers publicly spoke of his intention to question Muller and the summons.
The Supreme Court corporation has remained a secret – as has the grand jury it's associated with. Both the company and the prosecutor and the Circuit Court have tried to keep the identity of those involved in the case secret. An entire floor of the DC Court of Justice was jailed by security on the morning of the company's appeals court, leaving the lawyers who entered and left the courtroom unseen.