U.S. circuit court allows Justice Department to fast track appeal against Trump special master

The case was also assigned to a special merits panel.

Updated: October 5, 2022 - 1:19pm

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The U.S. 11th Circuit Court on Wednesday granted the Justice Department's motion to fast-track an appeal against the order granting former President Donald Trump's request for a special master to review the documents seized by the FBI from his Mar-a-Lago home.

The case was also assigned to a special merits panel, and the Justice Department's initial appeal brief is due Oct. 14, the Guardian reported.

The government is appealing Florida U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon's order for a special master to independently review documents the FBI seized from the former President's Florida home in August.

The circuit court's decision comes the same day that potentially privileged documents seized from Mar-a-Lago were accidentally made public, the Guardian also reported. 

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