Court Overturns Block On Sen. Burr’s Search Warrant

The Los Angeles Times reports:

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a judge’s ruling that blocked the public’s access to a search warrant for Sen. Richard M. Burr’s cellphone that federal investigators seized in an investigation of his stock trades.

The three-judge appeals court panel found that U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell had misapplied the law in her May order and did not take into proper account the public’s interest in the materials in denying a Los Angeles Times request to access the warrant and supporting affidavit.

The case stems from a federal investigation that began in 2020 into whether Burr, a North Carolina Republican, illegally used information from congressional briefings about the coronavirus to sell $1.65 million in stock just before the pandemic hit.

Read the full article. Burr is not seeking reelection.