Trump opposes Justice Dept's request to expedite appeal of special master ruling

3 October, 2022
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Trump opposes Justice Dept's request to expedite appeal of special master ruling

Former President Donald Trump opposed the Justice Department's request Friday that the 11th Circuit Court expedite the appeal of a federal court's ruling that a special master, or independent party, review documents seized from Trump's Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago, in August. 

Lawyers for Trump argued he would be unfairly prejudiced by a shortened schedule, which included shorter deadlines and oral arguments at the court's "earliest convenience.".

"No good cause has been shown as to why President Trump should have significantly less time than the Government and less time than that provided under the Rules to prepare and brief his arguments before this Court in this unprecedented case," Trump's legal team wrote Monday. 

On Friday, the Justice Department filed a motion with the 11th Circuit proposing a schedule that would require briefs to be filed by the department by Oct. 14, a response by Trump by Nov. 4 and and a reply by the Justice Department by Nov. 11. Oral argument, the Justice Department said, could begin after the briefs were filed. But Trump lawyers claimed Monday that oral argument should be held months later, in January 2023 "or later."


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