The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion with the US Supreme Court requesting the court not intervene in the ongoing dispute over documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Florida, residence.
In their motion, the DOJ argues that Trump is unable to demonstrate that he is irreparably harmed by a September 21 order from the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The order allowed the DOJ to resume its examination of the classified documents, not submit the documents to the recently-appointed special master for review. The original stay was only “partial” because the court order granted the DOJ the ability to review only 100 documents bearing classification markings. The other 11,000 documents were still subject to review by the special master.
On October 4, Trump filed a motion with the US Supreme Court. Trump asked the court permit the special master to review all documents seized from Mar-a-Lago before the DOJ. Trump’s legal team challenged the validity of the September 21 order, arguing that the court did not have jurisdiction to permit the DOJ to review the 100 documents bearing classification markings.