Judge Cannon Faces Mounting Pressure, Could Be Replaced

By Daniel Walker | May 1, 2024

Jury instructions

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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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. 

The judge's order

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via CBS News

The case involving former President Donald Trump and the mishandling of classified documents has sparked intense scrutiny and legal controversy, particularly surrounding the actions of U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon. The judge's orders and decisions have drawn criticism from legal experts and former judges, leading to allegations of bias and concerns about the trajectory of the trial.