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Appeals court stops the special master review of government records found at Trump's estate

Former President Donald Trump greets people at his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, on November 15, 2022.Joe Raedle/Getty Images An appeals court ruled that a special master must stop reviewing Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago documents. Trump succeeded in having lower courts appoint a special master, delaying a federal investigation. The special master was set to review thousands of classified documents that the former president kept. A federal appeals court has ruled that a special master must stop reviewing documents that former President Donald Trump stashed at his Mar-a-Lago estate, handing the Justice Department a big win.On Thursday, the 11th circuit Court of Appeals vacated the decision to appoint a special master, a third party to review documents which Trump succeeded in pushing for in lower courts, delaying DOJ's criminal investigation for months."In considering these arguments, we are faced with a choice: apply our usual test; drastically expand the availability of equitable jurisdiction for every subject of a search warrant; or carve out an unprecedented exception in our law for former presidents," the judges wrote.

 

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