Court grants DOJ motion to expedite appeal in special master case
An appeals court on Wednesday granted a motion from the Department of Justice to fast-track its appeal in the special master case involving documents seized in the FBI's search at Mar-a-Lago.
Driving the news: "Having consulted with the Chief Judge, the appeal will be assigned to a special merits panel from the classified appeals log randomly selected by the Clerk," per the filing.
- The 11th Circuit in the Wednesday filing also set the deadline for all briefs to be submitted to the court by Nov. 17.
- The DOJ on Friday asked the 11th Circuit to expedite its ruling on the special master’s appointment, contending that its inability to review non-classified documents was impeding its investigation, Reuters reports.
- Trump on Monday opposed the DOJ's request to speed up its appeal, saying "the government has not and cannot possibly articulate any real risk of loss or harm resulting from a more deliberative process."