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DOJ Seeks Expedited Appeal of Trump’s Special Master Ruling

Sept. 30, 2022, 11:59 PM

The US Justice Department asked a federal appeals court to expedite its review of an order appointing a special master to scrutinize documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

Putting the appeal on a fast track could make the special master’s work -- which has just begun and is set to unfold over the next two months -- “unnecessary,” government lawyers wrote in a filing late Friday.

The Justice Department proposed a briefing schedule that would finish by Nov. 11, and asked the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals to hold arguments soon after that. Trump opposed ...