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Trump asks supreme court to intervene in Mar-a-Lago special master dispute

• by Hugo Lowell

The motion to vacate the ruling by the US appeals court for the 11th circuit represents the former president's final chance to reinsert the 100 documents into the special master review – and potentially exclude some from the investigation into whether he illegally retained national defense information

In the emergency request, Trump's lawyers argued that the appellate court lacked jurisdiction to overrule the trial judge and decide that the justice department should regain access to the 100 documents and that the special master should be prohibited from examining them in the review.

The technical motion contended that although the 11th circuit was not wrong to allow the justice department to regain access to the 100 documents for its criminal investigation, it lacked jurisdiction to curtail the special master process.