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The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a Biden administration appeal to limit lawsuits filed by members of Congress against the federal government, in a case that stems from disputes over what was the Trump International Hotel in Washington.
The justices said they will review a federal appeals court ruling that allowed a suit by Democratic members of the House Oversight Committee to continue.
They filed their complaint in 2017 over the Trump administration’s refusal to turn over information about the Trump Organization’s lease of the hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, between the White House and the Capitol.
The family no longer owns the hotel, now a Waldorf Astoria, much of the information eventually was provided and six lawmakers who were part of the case no longer serve in the House.
The Biden Justice Department, however, told the court that it is important to wipe the appellate ruling from the books because it otherwise could lead to a flood of lawsuits from individual members of Congress.
The case will be argued in the fall.
The hotel drew criticism from the start of Donald Trump’s presidency for taking money from Republican politicians, companies and foreign governments eager to curry favor with him.
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