Why Trump’s vow to appeal his D.C. trial date probably won’t work
Donald Trump’s legal team has vowed to appeal the October 15 trial date set by a judge in Washington D.C. for a case that accuses the former president of misusing his inaugural committee’s funds. However, it is unlikely that the appeal will be successful because of the constitutional requirement that criminal trials must begin within 70 days of the accused being formally charged. The judge in the case has established a strict timetable to ensure the case is handled as quickly as possible, and the appeals process in most cases is even slower than the original trial. Furthermore, the appeals court may not want to interfere with the judge’s decision, as it would likely be seen as an encroachment on the judge’s authority. Ultimately, while Trump and his legal team may try to delay the trial date, it is unlikely that they will be successful.