Donald Trump. (Ken Cedeno / POOL)
President Donald Trump's accountant must turn over the president's tax returns to a New York state attorney, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, however, upheld the pause approved by a lower court so that Trump's attorneys can appeal to the country's Supreme Court .
Previously, a federal district judge had rejected the request of the president's lawyers to annul the order of the Manhattan prosecutor's office directed to the accounting firm that handles Trump's finances.
A spokesman for the Department of Justice stated that this instance is evaluating the ruling .
In July, the Supreme Court ruled by seven votes in favor and two against the president. The court now has only eight members due to the passing of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The matter may not be settled before the November elections.