A federal appeals court has decided to fast-track a case over whether a special master will oversee the review of federal documents seized from Mar-a-Lago.
A faster resolution of the Justice Department’s complaint in the case could bring a faster resolution to the criminal investigation into the handling of documents by former President Donald Trump’s administration after he became president.
The Justice Department already has access to more than 100 classified documents seized by the FBI from Trump’s Florida estate. But thousands of other documents are being reviewed by a special master, and the DOJ is challenging that process.
The decision to fast-track came one day after Trump asked the Supreme Court to intervene in a narrower legal issue related to the special audit general.
The litigation in the Supreme Court will run parallel to the proceedings in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, unless either court takes further action.