Trump asks Supreme Court to weigh in on review of classified documents seized from Mar-a-Lago




WASHINGTON - Former President Donald Trump filed an emergency appeal at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, asking the justices to review part of an appeals court order dealing with classified documents seized at his Florida estate in early August.

The appeal came days after a three-judge panel of the Atlanta-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit said investigators could retain the classified documents and review them as part of a criminal investigation. The documents, the appeals court reasoned, belong to the government, not Trump.

Despite nominating three associate justices during his time in the White House - Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett - Trump's record at the Supreme Court has been spotty, at best. The high court repeatedly brushed aside pro-Trump efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 election, for instance.

Appeals: Court grants DOJ investigative access to Trump classified documents

District: Judge approves special master to review documents from Trump's Mar-a-Lago

The litigation stems from an Aug. 8 FBI search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, which came as part of a federal investigation into allegations he took classified documents from the White House when he left office. A district court prohibited authorities from reviewing 11,000 documents and appointed a special master to assess whether Trump could keep some of the papers out of the government's hands.

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Aug.
Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Aug.  

The appeals court blocked a narrow but critical part of that decision, ruling that criminal investigators could continue to review - and would not have to turn over to the special master - about 100 documents that were marked as classified.

Two of the three appeals court judges were nominated by Trump. The third was nominated by former President Barack Obama. The decision was unanimous.

Because the case is filed on the Supreme Court's emergency docket, the justices could resolve the dispute relatively quickly - potentially within a matter of days.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Trump asks Supreme Court to weigh in on classified document fight

COMMENTS

More Related News

Biden
Biden's efforts to protect abortion access hit roadblocks
  • World
  • 2022-12-06 05:23:43Z

The Biden administration is still actively searching for ways to safeguard abortion access for millions of women, even as it bumps up against a complex web...

Warnock or Walker? Georgia runoff to settle last Senate seat
Warnock or Walker? Georgia runoff to settle last Senate seat
  • US
  • 2022-12-06 05:11:21Z

Georgia voters on Tuesday are set to decide the final Senate contest in the country, choosing between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican football...

Republicans disavow Trump
Republicans disavow Trump's call to terminate the Constitution but stop short of saying it disqualifies him for 2024

GOP senators criticized Trump's statement claiming the Constitution can be terminated to reinstate him, but most did not say it disqualified him for 2024.

Ex-Trump  Adviser John Bolton
Ex-Trump Adviser John Bolton 'Absolutely' Weighing 2024 Bid

NBC NewsJohn Bolton, who served as national security adviser to former President Donald Trump, said Monday that Trump's candidacy and his suggestion that the...

Congress
Congress's Lame-Duck Spending Fight Drags On

Congress has yet to make major progress on one of its most basic responsibilities for the year: funding the government. Fiscal year 2023 started back in...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

  • justin
    (2022-10-05 15:29:21Z)

    In search of the best exotic medical marijuana strain online our cookies dispensary is here to serve your dailly needs . At cookiesextracts your satisfaction is our priority

    REPLY

Top News: Latin America