The Supreme Court on Thursday rebuked a request from former President Donald Trump to allow a special master to review classified government documents that were seized from his Florida estate.

The court's order was a sentence long, with no listed dissents, reading "The application to vacate the stay entered by the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on Sept. 21, 2022, presented to Justice Thomas and by him referred to the court is denied."

Trump's request was in response to an appeals court ruling to remove around 100 documents marked as classified from a review of the seized material.

Trump argued that the court lacked the jurisdiction to enforce the ruling. The Supreme Court disagreed, meaning that Trump's team and the special master involved in the case will not have access to the documents.

Trump's legal team had made a narrow petition to the Supreme Court to permit the special master and Trump's team access to the documents.

The petition struck many as odd at the time, as the request did not bar the Justice Department from using the classified documents in its criminal investigation of Trump's mishandling of government records.

Even if the Supreme Court had ruled in Trump's favor the process of review would have been significantly delayed due to the highly classified nature of some of the documents. Securing access for Trump's lawyers would have proved difficult, especially in terms of quantifying their need to know.

Raymond Dearie, a semi-retired judge from the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York, was named the special master in this case and will continue to sort through the seized documents for any subject to attorney-client or executive privilege.