U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon earlier this month enjoined further federal review of the documents and appointed New York Judge Raymond Dearie as special master to independently review them.
“[Trump] has not even attempted to show that he has a need to know the information contained in the classified documents,” the panel wrote. “Nor has he established that the current administration has waived that requirement for these documents.”
Two of the three appellate judges are Trump appointees, as is Cannon. The panel ruled unanimously.