Supreme Court weighs new request in mystery grand jury subpoena

The Supreme Court has received a new request in a dispute over a mystery federal grand jury subpoena. 

The request asks the court for permission to file an appeal under seal and redacted copies on the public record, meaning the public may soon get more information about this subpoena thought to be tied to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump orders more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions Trump: Democrats just want Mueller to testify for a 'do-over' Graham: Mueller investigation a 'political rectal exam' MORE's Russia investigation. 
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The motion was filed on Jan. 7, according to the court’s docket, but announced Tuesday.

The federal grand jury subpoena, which is being kept under seal along with related court filings, seeks information from a corporation owned by a foreign government, known in court filings only as “Country A.”

The Supreme Court last month was asked to block the contempt order, which forced the company to comply with the subpoena, which the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld. 

Chief Justice John Roberts did step in and agree to stay until further order a district court order that held the company in contempt and imposed a “fixed monetary penalty” that was set to increase each day the corporation failed to comply with the subpoena.

The court, however, has not ruled on whether to grant the request for a stay.

In the appeals court, the corporation fought to quash the subpoena, arguing it is immune from subpoenas under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and that the subpoena is unreasonable and oppressive because it would force the corporation to violate domestic law.

Updated at 4:08 p.m.