10 things you need to know today: March 23, 2023

Appeals court orders Trump lawyer to hand over notes on Mar-a-Lago classified documents, Fed raises interest rates despite banking crisis, and more

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1. Trump lawyer must hand over evidence on Mar-a-Lago documents

A federal appeals court has reportedly ruled that former President Donald Trump's defense attorney Evan Corcoran must hand over notes and other records to prosecutors investigating Trump's handling of classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida months after Trump received a subpoena to return them. A lower court judge, Beryl Howell, ruled in a sealed decision Friday that Special Counsel Jack Smith's team presented convincing evidence that Trump misled his own lawyers about classified material he kept after leaving the White House, siding with prosecutors trying to bypass attorney-client privilege under a "crime fraud exception" and compel Corcoran to testify, The Wall Street Journal reported. The appeals panel rejected Trump's request to block the order.

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Harold Maass, The Week US

Harold Maass is a contributing editor at The Week. He has been writing for The Week since the 2001 debut of the U.S. print edition and served as editor of TheWeek.com when it launched in 2008. Harold started his career as a newspaper reporter in South Florida and Haiti. He has previously worked for a variety of news outlets, including The Miami Herald, ABC News and Fox News, and for several years wrote a daily roundup of financial news for The Week and Yahoo Finance.