Desperate DOJ Asks Supreme Court for Help

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Desperate DOJ Asks Supreme Court for Help

The Justice Department has requested that the Supreme Court not accept the plea made by former President Donald Trump in regards to a special master being allowed to review all of the classified documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.

This request followed the decision of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled in favor of the Justice Department instead of requiring that a special master review the over 100 classified records seized from Mar-a-Lago.

Trump’s latest motion focused on procedures saying that the appeals court decision was incorrect in its challenge of the ruling of a Florida judge who had granted the request for a special master. A special master would also stop the Department of Justice from being able to access and review those classified documents.

The Justice Department has maintained that Trump’s legal team has not shown the harm that Trump will incur by this action, and thus the Supreme Court does not need to intervene. This is especially true as the latest filing would not stop the Department of Justice from reviewing the documents, it would only bring a special master as an additional reviewer.

The Justice Department has also argued that Trump’s previous actions also undermine his case as his team opposed the DOJ’s motion which would expedite the entire case.
Trump’s lawyers are saying that the Justice Department should not have been allowed to appeal a procedural move in the first place.

The 11th Circuit also ruled in favor of the DOJ regarding the expedited schedule for the case that was proposed. Previously federal District Judge Aileen Cannon had ruled in favor of Trump and had appointed the special masters.

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