Meet Aileen, Trump-Nominated Judge Picking Special Master
- Judge Aileen Conn recently reversed a major win she had given Trump’s defense team.
- Some legal experts were baffled by her September decision, which put the spotlight on the 41 year-old judge.
- She ruled in a case involving Pelosi, AOC.
Judge Aileen Conner was randomly assigned one of Donald Trump’s most closely followed cases. Her ruling on Monday marks the end of a long legal delay in Department of Justice’s investigation of documents Trump had brought over from his administration to Mar-A-Lago.
Cannon, 41, had designated a special master in September to review the thousands of documents sought by the Department of Justice for its investigation. But by Monday, Cannon had tossed Trump’s lawsuit challenging the FBI’s raid of his South Florida estate.
The decision was made following a sharp opinion by a federal appeals judge, which overturned Cannon’s initial December 1st decision. Cannon was finally exonerated by an Atlanta federal appeals court less than a week after the review was officially ended. threw out the case.
Cannon’s September decision was criticised by several legal experts, including Republicans.
“The opinion was wrong,” Bill Barr (who was attorney general under Trump) stated. Tuesday on Fox News. “And I believe the government should appeal it. It’s deeply flawed in many ways.”
Cannon was nominated by Trump in April 2020. confirmedShortly after Trump lost his reelection bid, she was voted in favor by 56-21. Twelve Democrats voted for her confirmation, while 23 senators did not vote.
A minimum of one other Cannon case was received since the confirmation national headlines. Cannon was in charge of a criminal case in April in which a Florida man threatened Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic Rep. of New York.
Cannon is bilingual, and explores journalism
Cannon’s career is short and there are not many details. However, we do have some details about her personal life. a documentShe completed the following forms for the Senate Judiciary Committee: her testimonyDuring her confirmation hearing.
Cannon was born and raised in Cali, Colombia.
She shared with Zoom, during her July 29, 2020 confirmation hearing, that Mercedes Cubas her mother fled Cuba as a child. She instilled in her “the blessings that are this country and the importance to secure the rule of Law for generations to follow.”
She also thanked the grandparents who taught her to be grateful for her country and to treasure our Constitutional Democracy.
Cannon attended Duke University and then spent a semester in Spain. She worked as a journalist in El Nuevo Herald, a Spanish-language sister newspaper to The Miami Herald, for a few months. She wrote stories on yoga during pregnancy, Latina musicians, and flamenco. according to the Senate documentShe completed the form.
Cannon then attended and graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and during that time she joined the conservative Federalist Society — an organization six Supreme Court justices also belonged to.
Cannon wrote that she joined “because I enjoyed the diversity of legal viewpoints” and that she “found interesting the organization’s discussions about the constitutional separation of powers, the rule of law, and the limited role of the judiciary to say what the law is — not to make the law.”
Cannon worked next as a clerk for Judge Steven Colloton in Iowa. was one of the judgesTrump had pledged to consider a Supreme Court vacant seat.
For three years Cannon worked in Washington, DC, at the corporate law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, before heading back to Florida to work as an assistant US attorney for the Southern District of Florida. There, Cannon prosecuted cases that involved narcotics fraud, firearms, as well as immigration. according to her Senate confirmation document.
According to a report, Cannon proposed to Josh Lorence while on vacation in Athens, Greece. Lorence was briefly interrupted by a giant turtle, which was apparently a sign of her engagement to Josh. feature about their wedding in The Knot.
Cannon was 28 when they were married in Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood. They gave their guests lavender-honey soaps as wedding favors. Cannon testified that the couple has two children and they now live in Vero beach, Florida.
—Ellen Enders (@EllenEnders) September 6, 2022
Cannon’s path crosses top Florida politicians
According to a report by a, Lorence is now an executive with Bobby’s Burger Palace. This chain was started by Bobby Flay. LinkedIn profileRecently removed.
Cannon and DeSantis both donated $100 to Ron DeSantis’ 2018 campaign for governor. DeSantis is up to reelection in 2018 and is a top GOP candidate for 2024 nomination for White House. if Trump doesn’t run.
According to her nomination questionnaire, Marco Rubio, a Republican Senator from Florida, reached out to Cannon about filling a judicial vacant in 2019. During her confirmation hearing, Cannon thanked Rubio and fellow Republican Senator Rick Scott of Florida for their “continued assistance.”
Rubio said through his office that Judge Cannon is a great Judge and that he was someone he was proud of having enthusiastically supported when Rubio was asked about the connection. “She received strong bipartisan backing from both my judiciar advisory commission and the US Senate. She is being attacked by leftists and their media enablers for hypocrisy. They believe that attacking a judge is only acceptable if they rule against their will.
Cannon had been a lawyer 12 years before Trump nominated him. During her confirmation hearing, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein asked Cannon and the other nominees if they had ever had any discussions about loyalty to Trump. All of them replied no.
Cannon gave Paul Hoeffer an account of the Pelosi and Ocasio Cortez cases. 18-month prison sentenceEven though prosecutors had requested 3.5 years, they were denied. His defense team requested leniency because Hoeffer had been diagnosed with cancer. Cannon’s ruling, however, was lower than the minimum federal sentencing guidelines. according to the Palm Beach Post.
Cannon increased the 17.5-year sentence for a Palm Beach Gardens man who hurled chairs and threatened to kill a federal prosecutor by 6.5 years in April. according toThe Palm Beach Post.
Cannon works primarily out of her Fort Pierce, Florida courtroom. However, during the special master hearingShe took the case to Paul G. Rogers Courthouse, West Palm Beach, on September 1.
Insider’s reporter was present at this hearing. Security guards informed journalists that they were not allowed tweet quotes from the hearing. They also told journalists that they were not allowed record remarks or transmit information outside of the courtroom. Federal courts have varying laws about such practices — with some, such as the courtroom in Palm Beach — allowing computers, and others not.
Two CNN journalists were removedIn what turned out to have been a false accusation, the reporters were allowed to leave the courtroom during the hearing. The reporters were allowed to return to the room towards the end of hearing.
Cannon stated in her initial ruling approbating the special master that she was primarily focused on “the appearance fairness.”
The special master is to act as an independent arbiter and identify documents that may be protected by attorney client or executive privilege.
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