DOJ moves to appeal Judge Cannon’s special master in Trump documents case: report https://t.co/Gyc7HDbvMi— Raw Story (@RawStory) October 1, 2022
An expedited appeal would serve the interests of justice," said the filing. "Based on the district court's orders thus far, the government is barred from accessing all of the materials except those with classification markings recovered in August pursuant to a lawful search warrant — and it may continue to be barred from doing so until mid-December or later."
This order, the DOJ argued, means that "the government is ... unable to examine records that were commingled with materials bearing classification markings, including records that may shed light on, for example, how the materials bearing classification markings were transferred to Plaintiff's residence, how they were stored, and who may have accessed them." These documents, the filing added, may also reveal evidence of crimes unrelated to classified information, like obstruction and removal of government records.
(To the astute among (you know who you are), this is why I’m not a criminal lawyer. This is also why the 11th Circuit is likely to grant the appeal. Again.
Cannon is going to be in their shitlist.)*
*No, she’s not going to be removed from the bench. That would take impeachment by the House and conviction by the Senate. Never gonna happen.
Again, no report is full enough:
Looks like DOJ is tired of Cannon's sandbox. And the panel already granted a motion to stay Cannon’s order?
Cannon’s recent order certainly played a role in DOJ’s decision to request an expedited appeal.— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) October 1, 2022
We don’t know how the appellate court will decide the broader issues raised by DOJ. But its decision on the motion to stay is a good sign, and DOJ is right to prefer them to Cannon. https://t.co/vBmAZrjatL