Mar-a-Lago probe: DOJ asks Supreme Court to deny Trump request to block
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Wed Oct 12 08:07:32 2022
By Shannon Bream , Bill Mears , Brooke Singman
Published October 11, 2022
The Justice Department on Tuesday asked that the United States Supreme
Court deny former President Donald Trump’s request to block the DOJ
from continuing its review of classified documents seized during the
FBI’s unprecedented raid of Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
Trump's attorneys last week elevated the former president's legal
battle to the Supreme Court, requesting that Justice Clarence Thomas,
who has jurisdiction over the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, vacate the
stay by a lower court that allowed the DOJ to review classified records
taken in August from Mar-a-Lago instead of court-appointed Special
Master Raymond Dearie.
U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon issued an injunction against the
DOJ's use of the 100 documents purportedly marked as classified to be
used for investigative purposes.
The 11th Circuit overturned Cannon's order and prevented Dearie from
reviewing those materials. The panel had limited Dearie's review to
only the non-classified documents seized from Mar-a-Lago.