Executive Branch

Dearie Releases Case Management Plan for Mar-a-Lago Document Review

Hyemin Han
Thursday, September 22, 2022, 3:18 PM

U.S. District Judge Raymond J. Dearie's case management plan comes after a preconference hearing with the Justice Department and former President Trump's counsel to discuss proposals was held on Sept. 20.

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Special Master Raymond J. Dearie established a case management plan with document log deadlines, processing procedures, and handling specifications for the Justice Department and former President Donald Trump's counsel to follow in ongoing disputes over seized Mar-a-Lago documents. The case management plan includes the recruitment of former United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York James Orenstein (ret.), who currently holds Top Secret clearance, to assist Dearie's work for an "efficient administration of the Special Master’s duties." The parties are able to file objections or motions to adopt or modify the case management plan until Sept. 27, after which any rights to object to the plan will have been waived.

You can read the case management plan here or below:

Hyemin Han is an associate editor of Lawfare and is based in Washington, D.C. Previously, she worked in eviction defense and has interned on Capitol Hill and with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. She holds a BA in government from Dartmouth College, where she was editor-in-chief of The Dartmouth independent daily.

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