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Justice Department Motion to Expedite Special Master Appeal Granted

By Hyemin Han
Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 1:15 PM

U.S. Circuit Judge Adalberto Jordan granted the Justice Department's motion to expedite its appeal in the Eleventh Circuit regarding U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon's order appointing a special master to oversee Mar-a-Lago materials on Sept. 5. The Justice Department's initial brief will be due on Oct. 14.

According to the order, the appeal will also be assigned to "a special merits panel from the classified appeals log" that will decide when to hear oral arguments. In its motion to expedite, the Justice Department had requested that oral arguments be heard as soon as possible, while former President Donald Trump, as a part of his opposition to the motion, requested that oral arguments be heard in the new year.

You can read the order here or below: