The parties in the landmark subpoena fight between the House of Representatives and the White House are trying to make nice outside the courtroom, according to a status report filed Friday.

Last month, Judge John Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that President George W. Bush’s top aides are not immune from congressional subpoenas. Bates said that Bush’s former legal counsel, Harriet Miers, must appear before Congress to give testimony related to the U.S. Attorney firings. If she wants to assert executive privilege, she must do so in person, Bates ruled.

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