Justices Asked to Review Filter Teams as Trump Criticizes Use

The Supreme Court is being asked to provide guidance on the Justice Department’s use of “filter teams” to review potentially sensitive information as former President Donald Trump’s separate challenge to documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate brings new attention to the process.

The petition pending before the justices involves a money laundering case in which the lower courts refused to appoint a third-party special master to review documents potentially protected by attorney-client or attorney work product privilege. As in Trump’s case, the Justice Department had relied on an internal DOJ filter team not involved in the matter to determine which …

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