The Supreme Court's appeal was made following a ruling by the Federal Appeals Tribunal ordering the company to comply with the summons, requesting it to provide "information" about its business in a criminal investigation. The appeals court also said that the company could face fines for every day of non-compliance.
The petition to the Supreme Court is the final twist in the secret case, which is locked up and has found its way through the federal court system with unusual influences speed.
This is the first known lawsuit, apparently related to the investigations of Müller to the Supreme Court.
It is not known when the court could decide whether to file the company's application for further appeal. The action is likely an attempt to set aside the preliminary action before the Supreme Court in order to be asked to lodge an appeal.
"As far as we know, the court has never had a seal in front of all nine judges," said Steve Vladeck, a CNN Supreme Court and professor at the University of Texas School of Law. "You can read parts of the minutes and the briefing keep sealed and do so frequently, for example in cases where trade secrets are implied. But there is no procedure in the court's rules of procedure to obstruct, argue and decide 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 summons seems to have begun in September.
Last week, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia had little clue to the company and its country of origin or what given Müller's team was looking for.
In a brief passage in the three-page decision, the judges described how they had learned from prosecutors confidentially that they were "reasonably likely" to have the requested acts involving acts outside the United States, but directly affected the US Even the company was not informed as to what the prosecutor's office had on this issue, because the company's intelligence would have been against secrecy The judgments of the grand jury violated, the judges. [1
And although Mueller's work focused on the links between the Trump campaign and Russia's efforts to intervene in the 2016 presidential election, prosecutors and CNN have reported the Müller team investigated actions related to Turkish, Ukrainian, and other foreign government interests.
Previously, Muller had accused three Russian companies and 25 Russians of their alleged contributions to a social media propaganda system that would influence American voters and influence their influence on the Democratic Party. The Special Counsel and other units of the Ministry of Justice continue to pursue several investigations in connection with Mueller's core task.
Another challenge to a Mueller summons from Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller began months before the anonymous company's trial, before the action of the anonymous company apparently began. 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 company 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 closed by the security forces on the morning of the company's appeals court, so the lawyers entering and leaving the courtroom can not be seen.
Sophie Tatum of CNN contributed to this report.