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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 02:47 PM

Appeals court order in Jan. 6 documents case may be bad news for Trump. (Edited)

Lawyers for all sides were told they should be prepared to address whether the court even has the legal authority to hear the dispute.

A federal court order late Tuesday may be a worrisome sign for former President Donald Trump in his effort to assert executive privilege over documents sought by a House committee investigating the Jan.

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia notified lawyers for Trump, the House committee and the National Archives that they should be prepared to address whether the court even has the legal authority to hear the dispute. Oral arguments are scheduled for Nov. 30.

The committee investigating the riot has asked the National Archives to turn over scores of Trump administration documents — including memos, emails, records of White House conversations and visitor logs — as it investigates the origins of the attack. . .

Late Tuesday, the appeals court ordered the lawyers in the case to be prepared to address the jurisdiction issue. The fact that the court is wondering about its own authority to take up the case is telling: Courts are typically protective of their jurisdictions.

The court raised the question on its own, meaning it was not suggested by the lawyers in the case. . .

If the appeals court were to take similar action in Trump’s case, he could appeal to the Supreme Court. But if his lawsuit is ultimately dismissed, it would pave the way for the Jan. 6 committee to get documents from the Archives.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/appeals-court-order-jan-6-documents-case-may-be-bad-n1284503?

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 03:14 PM

1. There

is also the possibility here that the court is bringing in another issue that will cause further delay. So if the court rules it doesn't have jurisdiction then the Orange Ruski can go to the SC with that issue and maybe get a stay while the SC dawdles on it until next June. So if the SC says that the lower court is wrong and they do have jurisdiction only then will the lower court begin to hear arguments on the merits of the underlying case. That decision by the lower court may not come until after the election or even just before. Then the Orange Ruski can go to the SC again on the lower court decision as to the actual question of turning over documents. If we lose the Congress then the GQP will kill any investigation once sworn in and the SC might just moot the whole thing. Don't be fooled. They want to delay this and string it out until they can steal the Congress.

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Response to moniss (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 03:39 PM

2. John Roberts could leave his legacy with a Supreme Court decision that was immediate...

and final.

He could let the lower court decision stand and allow the Congress to have the documents they are requesting.

They could rule that the Courts do not have the authority to intervene in a case that is clearly a separation of powers and that it would be unconstitutional for them to do so?

John Roberts could make his name in history, according to how he handles Trump's appeal.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 06:36 PM

3. Yes

indeed that would be a righteous outcome. We can only hope now and see what happens.

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