DOJ Seeks to Fast-Track Appeal Over Documents Seized at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

DOJ Seeks to Fast-Track Appeal Over Documents Seized at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

The Justice Department is seeking to fast-track its appeal of a ruling that delayed its investigation into documents seized at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, making clear that prosecutors aren’t done challenging U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon’s handling of the case. In a motion filed on Friday evening, the Justice Department asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to set an expedited schedule in the appeal. The Justice Department’s appeal, lodged earlier this month, challenges Judge Cannon’s decision to halt the criminal investigation for months so that a court-appointed arbiter known as a “special master” could review evidence.