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The en banc ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that lawmakers aren’t blocked from going to court over subpoenas against the Trump administration was a win for the House. But a dissenting judge in the case warned of a “Pyrrhic victory” for lawmakers, pointing to prolonged delays in the litigation that will likely prevent them from obtaining the information at the heart of the cases any time soon.

The House has been engaged in legal fights with the Trump administration since the first few months of Democrats controlling the chamber in 2019, as they filed their first lawsuit over border wall funds in April of that year. Later that same month, Trump sued in his personal capacity over congressional subpoenas for his tax records. The House earlier intervened in an Affordable Care Act challenge after the Trump Justice Department decided to stop defending the law.

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. federal courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.

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