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Judge Cannon Enters Protective Order in Trump Mar-a-Lago Case

Tyler McBrien
Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 10:57 AM
The judge granted the government’s motion to establish procedures dictating access to the classified information in the case.

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On Sept. 13, Judge Aileen Cannon filed a protective order pertaining to classified information disclosed to former President Donald Trump and defense counsel in the Mar-a-Lago case. 

In July, the government filed a motion for a proposed protective order pursuant to Section 3 of the Classified Information Procedures Act “to prevent the unauthorized use, disclosure or dissemination of classified national security information and documents that will be reviewed by or made available to, or are otherwise in the possession of, Defendant and defense counsel.” Following a sealed hearing on Sept. 12, Judge Cannon granted the government’s motion. 

Read the order here, or below:

Tyler McBrien is the managing editor of Lawfare. He previously worked as an editor with the Council on Foreign Relations and a Princeton in Africa Fellow with Equal Education in South Africa, and holds an MA in international relations from the University of Chicago.

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