Full Text: Court of Appeals Grants DOJ Motion

September 21, 2022

Read the full text of the opinion of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals granting the DOJ’s motion to allow the DOJ to continue its criminal investigation of presidential documents illegally held at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. As the DOJ filed its motion on September 16, 2022, the September 21, 2022, opinion in favor of the DOJ came remarkably quickly (and despite the fact that several of the judges involved in the opinion were appointed by Donald Trump). In granting the DOJ’s motion, the Court of Appeals stayed the injunction on the DOJ’s use of seized classified documents imposed by the now much maligned Trump appointed Federal District Court Judge Aileen Cannon. As the following quote from the opinion illustrates, the Court of Appeals was singularly unimpressed with the arguments opposing the DOJ motion presented by Donald Trump’s legal counsel:

“Plaintiff [Donald Trump] has not even attempted to show that he has a need to know the information contained in the classified documents. Nor has he established that the current administration has waived that requirement for these documents. And even if he had, that, in and of itself, would not explain why Plaintiff has an individual interest in the classified documents.”

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