Trump Scores Big Win as Judge Cannon Approves Hearing on Jack Smith’s Legality


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President Trump has just been handed another legal victory by Judge Aileen Cannon, who is overseeing the classified docs case led by Special Counsel Jack Smith.

On Tuesday, Judge Cannon approved Trump’s request for a hearing on the legality of Jack Smith’s appointment to the case.

The hearing date is scheduled for June 21.

Judge Cannon has also agreed to allow the hearing to include parties outside of the case in arguments.

Check it out:

Judge Cannon will allow several non-parties to participate in oral argument during a hearing set to take place later this month on Trump’s motion to dismiss the classified documents case based on “the unlawful appointment of Special Counsel Jack Smith.” pic.twitter.com/xkuPjz8Kyp

— Anna Bower (@AnnaBower) June 4, 2024

Judge Cannon expands hearing on Trump’s request to declare special counsel’s appointment invalid

Cannon knows Jack Smith was illegally appointed, but she wants us all to see the damage that Democrats’ lawfare has rought upon this nation. pic.twitter.com/I3oQquCpPZ

— 🇺🇲Salty Texan (@texan_maga) June 5, 2024

The federal judge overseeing one of the criminal cases against President Donald Trump has made the unusual decision to open up an upcoming hearing to outside parties as she considers whether special counsel Jack Smith’s appointment was valid.

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon,… pic.twitter.com/knuVd70Gqh

— 𝗠𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗦 (@M_C0MS) June 5, 2024

The New Republic reported:

Judge Aileen Cannon has agreed to Donald Trump’s request for a hearing on whether Jack Smith’s appointment as special counsel in his classified documents case is legal, and she’s allowing parties not involved in the case to take part.

On Tuesday, Cannon granted motions from Trump’s legal team for parties not involved in his classified documents case to participate in an expanded hearing on the legality of Smith’s appointment.

These parties include conservative lawyers Josh Blackman from the Landmark Legal Foundation and Gene Schaerr from Citizens United. The other side will include Matthew Seligman, a legal scholar who thinks that Trump’s motion is “meritless.” None of these parties are otherwise involved in the case. Oral arguments on Smith’s appointment will begin June 21.

The New York Sun added:

Judge Aileen Cannon’s decision to allow three law professors to argue — in open court — whether Special Counsel Jack Smith is constitutionally appointed is a remarkable departure from precedent. It underscores the threat to Mr. Smith’s job security.

The order, docketed on Tuesday, grants the request of these legal sages — Joshua Blackman, Gene Schaerr, and Matthew Seligman —  to make their case in court at a dedicated hearing on June 21.

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