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Chairman Nadler Hails The Appeals Court Ruling on McGahn Testimony

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2020
CONTACT: Daniel Schwarz, 202-225-5635

Washington, D.C. – Today, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that the House Judiciary Committee has standing to bring suits to enforce its subpoenas, and rejected the Trump Administration’s arguments that courts are powerless to resolve these disputes.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement on the ruling:

“Today’s decision is a profound victory for the rule of law and our constitutional system of government.  The court rejected President Trump’s sweeping claim that Committees of the House have no standing before the courts to seek redress of the institutional injury caused when lawfully issued subpoenas are ignored.  Today’s decision confirms the Judiciary’s ability to resolve these disputes.

“We look forward to the favorable resolution of the remaining issues before the DC Circuit in short order.  In the meantime, today’s decision strikes a blow against the wall of impunity that President Trump has tried to build for himself.  And it reaffirms the core principle behind the Supreme Court’s rulings last month:  No one—not even the President—is above the law.”

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