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Justice Dept. Pushes Back on Trump Effort to Delay MAL Trial

Katherine Pompilio
Thursday, July 13, 2023, 6:17 PM
The department argued that the trial date should remain set for December 2023.

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On July 13, the Justice Department filed a reply in support of its motion for continuance and proposed scheduling order. In response to the Justice Department’s initial motion, former President Donald Trump and co-defendant Waltine Nauta argued that they cannot receive a fair trial before the next presidential election—given Trump’s candidacy—and therefore the trial date should be pushed back from Dec. 11, 2023.

In response, the Justice Department argued that “[t]here is no basis in law or fact for proceeding in such an indeterminate and open-ended fashion, and the Defendants provide none.” 

You can read the filing here or below:

Katherine Pompilio is an associate editor of Lawfare. She holds a B.A. with honors in political science from Skidmore College.

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