Merrick Garland, denied Supreme Court spot, on court set to consider Trump subpoena appeal 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE’s appeal of a subpoena from House Democrats to turn over his financial records will be heard by a court where snubbed Supreme Court pick Merrick GarlandMerrick Brian GarlandThe Trumpification of the federal courts Juan Williams: GOP are hypocrites on impeachment Finding an animating issue is Democrats' biggest 2020 challenge — not Trump MORE is the chief judge.

Garland serves as the chief judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Trump’s lawyers are asking that court to review a federal judge’s order allowing the House Oversight and Reform Committee’s subpoena to move forward.

Garland’s Supreme Court nomination by former President Obama in 2016 became a lightning rod for controversy when the Republican-controlled Senate, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Senate GOP mulls speeding up Trump impeachment trial Republicans will pay on Election Day for politicizing Trump's impeachment MORE (R-Ky.), refused to hold a hearing on his nomination until after the 2016 presidential election.

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When Trump won the presidency, he appointed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court seat vacated by Associate Justice Antonin Scalia following Scalia's death.

Garland ultimately ended up remaining on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Appeals are heard by panels with three judges, so there is no guarantee Garland will hear the case regarding Trump’s financial records.

Committee Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsBaltimore unveils plaques for courthouse to be named after Elijah Cummings GOP leaders encourage retiring lawmakers to give up committee posts Pelosi taps Virginia Democrat for key post on economic panel MORE (D-Md.) issued the subpoena earlier this year after Democrats took control of the House. He is seeking Trump's financial records to be turned over from accounting firm Mazars.