Judge Cannon could 'get herself booted' from Trump case

By Daniel Walker | March 26, 2024

Seeking her removal

Some legal experts argue Judge Aileen Cannon, who is overseeing the classified documents case against Donald Trump, could potentially be replaced by an appeals court if Special Counsel Jack Smith seeks her removal. 

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via CBS News

While removal would be unprecedented, experts argue Cannon's defenses of Trump's claims over precedent increase the argument for reassigning the case to a new judge. Smith is weighing seeking her removal but risks failure, though Cannon's most recent order could be grounds.

Jury instructions

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US District Court

Cannon has issued rulings favoring Trump that have already been overturned once and her latest orders requesting competing jury instructions and potentially revealing witness names have drawn concern.