Steve Bannon cannot argue at his upcoming trial for contempt of Congress that he relied on the advice of his lawyer in defying a subpoena from the Jan. 6 House select committee, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols ruled that precedent from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit bars such a defense in contempt of Congress cases, and turned aside arguments from Bannon’s attorneys that the case was no longer binding.