Law & Crime reports:
A federal judge in Minnesota appointed by Donald Trump on Thursday rejected a motion for a temporary restraining order which was filed by local counsel and self-described constitutional consultant Alan Dershowitz on behalf of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
Like the Trump case, the judge noted, plaintiff Lindell is seeking return of property as DOJ conducts an active criminal investigation. Lindell filed suit against Attorney General Merrick Garland and the U.S. as recently as Tuesday, Sept. 20, in a bid to get his cell phone back following a search at a Hardee’s.
Notably, Dershowitz indicated in an interview with the Law&Crime Sidebar podcast that he intended to seek a special master in the case.
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TRUMP RULING BOOMERANGS ON MYPILLOW BOSS: A Trump-appointed federal judge just denied a TRO for Mike Lindell to get his phone back after it was seized by FBI at Hardee’s. Judge cites….wait for it…..Trump docs ruling from 11th Circuit last night. Doc: https://t.co/zw4CyplxfP
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) September 22, 2022