Critics of President Donald Trump welcomed a federal appeals court\u0026#039;s decision Wednesday to let stand an earlier ruling affirming the authority of Congress to seek Trump\u0026#039;s tax records, which sets up a potential review of the case by the U.S. Supreme Court.In an 8-3 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit declined to review an October ruling by a three-judge appeals court panel that rejected Trump\u0026#039;s effort to block a subpoena that the Democrat-controlled U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee sent to his accounting firm, Mazars USA, earlier this year.Judge David Tatel, joined by Judge Patricia Millett, wrote in October that \u0022contrary to the president\u0026#039;s arguments, the committee possesses authority under both the House Rules and the Constitution to issue the subpoena, and Mazars must comply.\u0022 Tatel and Millett were appointed by Democratic presidents; dissenting Judge Neomi Rao was appointed by Trump.Judges Rao, Gregory Katsas, and Karen LeCraft Henderson all published dissenting statements for Wednesday\u0026#039;s ruling. Katsas was also nominated by Trump and LeCraft Henderson was appointed by George H.W. Bush.8 of 11 judges on federal court of appeals panel rule against Trump - 2 of the 3 dissenting were his appointees. Supreme Court is all he has left. https://t.co/y1mz1Rcfzt— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) November 14, 2019The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Trump attorney Jay Sekulow confirmed the president\u0026#039;s legal team \u0022will be seeking review at the Supreme Court,\u0022 to which Trump has appointed two right-wing justices—Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh—during his first term.It\u0026#039;s time to turn over Trump\u0026#039;s tax returns.The Supreme Court would look better letting Justice Kavanaugh throw a keg party during oral argument than they would look siding with Trump on this.https://t.co/YX1yxRp3AD— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) November 14, 2019The national movement Tax March declared in response to the appeals court decision, \u0022we are so close!\u0022#ICYMI: we are so close! This doesn\u0026#039;t mean victory, but it means justice for the people! #ReleaseTheReturns https://t.co/aSQ6F4Lm88— Tax March (@taxmarch) November 14, 2019Tax March executive director Maura Quint said in a statement Thursday that \u0022we are heartened to see the decision\u0022 from the appeals court.\u0022Congress has the constitutionally designated role of presidential oversight, and this president most certainly needs it,\u0022 Quint added. \u0022It is vital for the preservation of our democracy that no president be allowed to consider themselves above the law. Without reviewing his tax returns, we continue to be uncertain in whose interests President Trump is working.\u0022Tax March was founded in 2017 as a grassroots nonpartisan effort to pressure Trump to release his tax returns. So far, the president has resisted that pressure.\u0022His intense efforts to hide these returns from Congress and from the public give us tremendous pause and reason to believe that the president may not be working in the interests of Americans,\u0022 said Quint. \u0022Instead, his continued efforts to avoid transparency and obscure his motivations and influences compel us to wonder who is benefiting from his leadership? At this juncture, we have no reason to believe it is the American public.\u0022Wednesday\u0026#039;s decision came as the House Democrats held the first public hearing for the impeachment inquiry into the president. Progressive advocacy group Stand Up America tweeted after the appeals court decision, \u0022Safe to say that today was a bad day for Donald Trump.\u0022BREAKING: Trump lost another battle over releasing his tax returns. Safe to say that today was a bad day for Donald Trump. https://t.co/oRC44GbxwK— Stand Up America (@StandUpAmerica) November 14, 2019\u0022Trump was the first major party presidential nominee not to release any tax returns, dating back to 1976, when President Gerald Ford released a summary of his tax returns, rather than the complete returns,\u0022 according to FactCheck.org.The fight over the House committee\u0026#039;s subpoena is not the only ongoing legal battle involving Trump\u0026#039;s tax returns. Earlier this month, a three-judge panel from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a district judge\u0026#039;s ruling that the president\u0026#039;s accounting firm must turn over eight years of personal and corporate tax returns to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr.Just days before that appeal panel ruling, Trump announced he was changing his permanent residence to Palm Beach, Florida because \u0022I cherish New York, and the people of New York, and always will, but unfortunately, despite the fact that I pay millions of dollars in city, state, and local taxes each year, I have been treated very badly by the political leaders of both the city and state.\u0022This post has been updated with additional comment from Tax March.