WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump filed an emergency request Tuesday with the Supreme Court asking that the justices intervene in the case involving classified records that he kept at Mar-a-Lago after leaving office.

In its filing, Trump’s legal team asked the high court to allow the special master to review classified documents seized by federal agents from Trump’s Florida estate.

In doing so, Trump’s attorneys asked the Supreme Court to vacate part of the federal appeals court ruling issued on Sept. 21 by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that said the Justice Department could resume using classified documents taken from Mar-a-Lago in its criminal investigation.

“This unwarranted stay should be vacated as it impairs substantially the ongoing, time-sensitive work of the Special Master,” Trump’s lawyers wrote in the filing Tuesday. “Moreover, any limit on the comprehensive and transparent review of materials seized in the extraordinary raid of a President’s home erodes public confidence in our system of justice.”

The unanimous ruling last month by the three-judge panel, the former president’s lawyers said, effectively compromised “the integrity of the well-established policy against piecemeal appellate review” and ignored “the District Court’s broad discretion without justification.”

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Justice Department to file a response to Trump’s request by Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. The court won’t act before receiving that response, meaning the lower court ruling remains in place for now.

To get what he wants, Trump would need five justices to agree with him. Although the court has a 6-3 conservative majority, including three justices he appointed, Trump has not fared well in other such emergency applications, including his attempt to prevent White House documents from being handed over to the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol and his bid to avoid financial records being disclosed to prosecutors in New York.

Trump’s team argued in Tuesday’s filing that the 11th Circuit “lacked jurisdiction to review” or “stay” the district court’s order “providing for the Special Master to review materials seized from President Trump’s home, including approximately 103 documents the Government contends bear classification markings.”

“This application seeks to vacate only that portion of the Eleventh Circuit’s Stay Order limiting the scope of the Special Master’s review of the documents bearing classification markings,” they said.

The Sept. 21 ruling by the federal appeals court came in response to an appeal filed by the Justice Department over the ruling earlier in the month by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee, that temporarily barred the department from reviewing and using the seized materials for investigative purposes.

Cannon appointed Special Master Raymond J. Dearie, a senior U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of New York, to review all of the materials seized from Mar-a-Lago on Aug. 8. The Trump team had proposed Dearie, and Justice officials had previously signaled their approval for him as a potential arbiter to determine if any of the documents are protected by attorney-client or executive privileges.

The request before the Supreme Court comes just days after the National Archives informed the House Committee on Oversight and Reform that some records from the Trump White House have still not been turned over in compliance with the Presidential Records Act.

Several days after the FBI’s search at Trump’s Florida property, a receipt of items recovered by agents showed that they found a trove of top secret and other highly classified documents. Federal agents removed 11 sets of classified documents, including some that were labeled secret and top secret.