Hearing Scheduled in Trump's Classified Documents Case Could Invalidate Jack Smith's Appointment

Hearing Scheduled in Trump’s Classified Documents Case Could Invalidate Jack Smith’s Appointment


U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon has expanded the scope of a June 21 hearing in Donald Trump’s classified documents case, which could invalidate Jack Smith’s appointment as special counsel and upend his prosecutions of Trump.

Judge Cannon’s late Tuesday evening order will allow lawyers to argue several briefs filed by outside attorneys, including a brief by lawyers representing former Attorney General Ed Meese and Citizens United, among others, arguing the Jack Smith appointment is unconstitutional.

Judge Aileen Cannon (United States District Court)

The group originally filed an amicus (or “friend of the court”) brief in December arguing that Smith lacks authority to represent the United States when Smith asked the Supreme Court to weigh in (called a petition for certiorari) regarding Trump’s immunity. The amicus argued

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