BREAKING: Supreme Court declines to intervene in Trump classified documents battle

by Summer Lane

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The United States Supreme Court declined on Thursday to step into the battle of classified documents that the FBI seized at President Trump’s home in Florida in August.

According to SCOTUSblog, “The court offers no explanation for its decision (as is common for actions on the shadow docket), and there are no recorded dissents.”

The order stated:

“The application to vacate the stay entered by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on September 21, 2022, presented to Justice Thomas and by him referred to the Court is denied.”

The Supreme Court’s rejection comes shortly after President Trump’s legal team made an emergency request to the high court to step into the legal fight over the seized documents.

Earlier this month, Trump’s team had asked the Supreme Court to vacate the Eleventh Circuit’s stay of an order issued by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Per RSBN, the emergency filing stated:

“This unwarranted stay should be vacated as it impairs substantially the ongoing, time-sensitive work of the Special Master. Moreover, any limit on the comprehensive and transparent review of materials seized in the extraordinary raid of a President’s home erodes public confidence in our system of justice.”

Earlier this week, the Biden administration encouraged the Supreme Court to deny Trump’s request to reinstate the order to allow a special master to review documents taken from the president’s home, according to a report on the emergency docket at SCOTUSblog originally published by Howe on the Court.

It is unclear how the Trump legal team will proceed.

This is a developing story.

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