Judge Kentaji Brown Jackson of the US District Court of the District of Columbia on Wednesday issued a stay of her ruling made earlier this week, which compels former White House counsel, Don McGahn, to testify before the House impeachment inquiry.
In response to Jackson’s ruling, the Department of Justice requested the temporary stay on Tuesday to allow the appellate court time to hear the motion for a stay. In addition to the order from the district court, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia also issued a temporary administrative stay, pending consideration of the appeal. The order adds that the purpose of this stay “should not be construed in any way as a ruling on the merits of the motion for stay pending appeal.”
Oral arguments for the appeal are scheduled for January 3, 2020.