The Russia Connection

D.C. Circuit Orders District Court Judge to Drop Flynn Case

By Elliot Setzer
Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 10:55 AM

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted former national security advisor Michael Flynn’s petition to force a district court judge to drop his case. In a 2-1 decision, Judges Neomi Rao and Karen Henderson granted Flynn’s petition for a writ of mandamus and directed U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan to grant the government’s Rule 48(a) motion to dismiss. Judge Wilkins dissented from the decision, claiming the D.C. Circuit had exceeded its jurisdiction.

You can read the decision here and below: