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Who Is Judge Amit Mehta? New Details About The Judge Ruling On Whether Or Not Donald Trump Must Release Tax Returns

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Who Is Judge Amit Mehta? New Details About The Judge Ruling On Whether Or Not Donald Trump Must Release Tax Returns

President Donald Trump did it again. What president would think to sue the Democrat-led House Oversight Committee just to stall time so that a subpoena to release his financial records couldn't be issued against him?  Amit Mehta, a judge for the District of Columbia, puts up a good fight as he confronts Trump about his accounts and expedites a fast track lawsuit against him. Who is Judge Amit Mehta?

1.  United States District Court

President Barack Obama appointed Amit Mehta for the position of U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia in 2014. He was born in 1971 and graduated from Georgetown University and the University of Virginia School of Law. He worked for boutique DC law firm Zuckerman Spaeder LLP since 1999. He represented Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund President, who was also a former Republican representative. 

2. President Donald Trump vs. Democrat-led House Oversight Committee 

The committee decided to subpoena Trump's financial accounts with Mazars USA, and to block the firm from complying with the court order, Trump decided to sue the committee and Mazars to avoid continuation of the investigation into his accounts. Donald Trump tried to outsmart the committee by asking the judicial branch to stop the legislative branch from investigating his past, while using constraints to avoid the subpoena. A democrat from Maryland named Elijah Cummings issued the subpoena to Mazars USA , the account for Trump and his organization to request information about his financial records, which it is assumed that he has skipped out on paying for several years.

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3. Judge fast tracks lawsuit against Trump

On Tuesday May 14th, the judge requested holding a trial in relation to the case about his financial accounts but Trump's lawyers argued that he did not have enough time to prepare for a full and fair trial. It is up to Mehta to decide whether his accounting firm must abide by the subpoena submitted by the Democrat-Led House Oversight Committee. The committee has pressing questions about whether or not Trump has connected himself with businesses that are involved in illegal activity or if he is also involved in a conflict of interest. The lawyers are pushing for more time in spite of the acceleration because they need time to work up a case and supporting evidence. 

4. 40 under 40

In 2011, Mehta was included in the minority 40 under 40 list in the National Law Journal. Adding to the praises about him, Benchmark Litigation named him a Future Star. He sure knows how to make an impression. and is leaving an incredible mark as a judge. Mehta was also named one of seven Prominent Legal Eagles of Indian Origin in the U.S by the Economic Times.

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5. For the love of hip-hop

Amit Mehta has listened to hip-hop music for many years, Eminem, Drake, Kanye West and Jay Z are his top favorites when it comes to music. This detail about his music interests was revealed in the ruling of the musician Robert Prunty's case. Prunty believed that music companies were stealing his song and original content from "Keys To The Kingdom." Robert sued many entertainment companies for copyright, including Vivendi SA, UMG Recordings, Inc., Atlantic Recording Corp., Def Jam Music Group and Warner Music Group Corp. Because of his familiarity with this genre of music, the judge was qualified to dismiss the case after reviewing the lyrics to "Keys To The Kingdom" and "Kingdom" by Common. He found no evidence to support the copyright lawsuit.

Diana Noel is a Junior at the University of Central Florida studying Journalism with a minor in Writing and Rhetoric. Besides writing articles for YourTango and Her Campus, she loves scrapbooking, spending countless hours at coffee shops, and playing random board games with her friends. She is dedicated to pursing a career in publishing/magazine writing, and would like to write her own books in the near future. She is a God loving introvert, bubbly and at times uncontrollably shy but she's not afraid to use her voice to speak up. Some may say she is a lion at heart who will roar when she is filled with passion.