SPONSORED:

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

President TrumpDonald TrumpBlinken holds first calls as Biden's secretary of State Senators discussing Trump censure resolution Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' 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 GarlandBiden's Cabinet gradually confirmed by Senate Biden (mostly) builds on Trump's foreign policy Undoing Trump will take more than executive orders 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 McConnellHumanist Report host criticizes 'conservative Democrats:' They 'hold more power' than progressives Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' Biden's Cabinet gradually confirmed by Senate MORE (R-Ky.), refused to hold a hearing on his nomination until after the 2016 presidential election.

ADVERTISEMENT

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 CummingsHouse Democrats reintroduce bill to reduce lobbyist influence Trump voters and progressives have a lot in common — and Biden can unite them We must act on lowering cost of prescription drugs 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.