U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, in his opinion allowing most of the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust claims against Facebook to proceed, also dealt a blow to the larger effort by Big Tech to force its biggest critics in the administration to recuse from investigations and litigation involving the tech giants.

Facebook, which recently changed its corporate name to Meta, alleged in its motion to dismiss that the FTC’s 3-2 vote to refile its complaint—after Boasberg tossed the first one—was improper because Chair Lina Khan had shown “bias and prejudice” toward the company.