Briefs Filed in Flynn Mandamus Appeal

Elliot Setzer
Thursday, June 11, 2020, 11:25 AM

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Michael Flynn, federal prosecutors and U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan on Wednesday, June 10 all filed reply briefs with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit regarding whether the appeals court should force Sullivan to drop the case against President Trump’s former national security advisor.

Flynn’s attorneys and the Department of Justice both argued the D.C. Circuit should compel Sullivan to grant prosecutors’ motion to withdraw charges, while Sullivan argued the case is not yet ready for appellate review.

On June 1, 2020, Judge Sullivan and the Department of Justice both filed briefs in response to Flynn’s petition for a writ of mandamus.

You can read the briefs from Sullivan and the Justice Department, as well as the reply briefs from Sullivan, Flynn and the Justice Department, here and below:

Elliot Setzer is a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford Law School and a Ph.D student at Yale University. He previously worked at Lawfare and the Brookings Institution.

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