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DOJ Wins Faster Schedule for Mar-a-Lago Special Master Appeal

  • Government argued appeal should go faster to speed Trump probe
  • Trump had sought to slow the appeal, citing records review
Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

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A federal appeals court granted the US Justice Department’s request to expedite its challenge to the appointment of a so-called special master to review thousands of White House documents seized from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

The order Wednesday from the 11th Circuit US Court of Appeals didn’t immediately specify when arguments would happen -- or which judges would hear them -- but set a briefing schedule that wraps up on Nov. 17.