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Thursday, December 01, 2022

A federal appeals court panel on Thursday halted an outside review of thousands of documents seized from former president Donald Trump's Florida residence, ruling that a lower-court judge was wrong to appoint an expert to decide whether any of the material should be shielded from criminal investigators.

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The panel included Judge William H. Pryor, the former attorney general of Alabama, who was nominated to the bench by President George W. Bush. The other two judges on the panel, Andrew L. Brasher and Britt C. Grant, are Trump nominees. They also were on the three-judge panel that ruled against Trump earlier this fall on limited aspects of the special master appointment, restoring access for criminal investigators to the 103 documents with classified markings.

"In considering these arguments, we are faced with a choice: apply our usual test; drastically expand the availability of equitable jurisdiction for every subject of a search warrant; or carve out an unprecedented exception in our law for former presidents," the Thursday opinion read. "We choose the first option. So the case must be dismissed."

Republican-appointed judges and another decision slam dunking on Trump's baseless claims for extraordinary presidential deference before the law.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-12-01 05:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The ketchup is flying tonight!

#2 | Posted by bored at 2022-12-01 06:12 PM | Reply

There will likely be an appeal.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-01 06:31 PM | Reply

"ruling that a lower-court judge was wrong"

Wrong?

Corrupt, more like.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2022-12-01 06:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

So much losing.

So much losing ...

But no one but Trumpy (with corrupt republican support) would have been able to delay justice for this long.

It definitely says something about the fairness of our justice system.

Something not very good.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-12-01 07:25 PM | Reply

#3 Supreme Court won't touch this -------

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-12-01 07:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I could br wrong but I think. yes there will be an a ooeal nut one of these couers are going to ecognize the delay tacyicz br Trump.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2022-12-01 09:07 PM | Reply

Trump'a la: wyer;s slogan: we might no win but we can dekay!

#8 | Posted by danni at 2022-12-01 09:11 PM | Reply

The Opinion basically called the trial judge an idiot.

#9 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-12-02 12:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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