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Trump Requests Court Delay Briefing Schedule in Jan. 6 Case

Tyler McBrien
Saturday, August 5, 2023, 6:57 PM
The government opposed the motion, writing that the proposal would cause “unnecessary delay to normal order.”

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On Aug. 5, lawyers representing former President Donald Trump in the case related to the 2020 presidential election and the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol filed a motion requesting more time to respond to the Motion for Protective Order. The court had directed Trump to respond to the order by 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 7, but his defense team requested the court to extend the schedule to Aug. 10 and to set the matter down for oral argument, which could further delay the outcome. 

In a response filed the same day, Special Counsel Jack Smith wrote that the “extension motion proposes unnecessary delay to normal order,” and recommended that the motion be denied. 

Read the motion to revise the briefing schedule here or below: 


Read the government’s opposition to the motion here or below: 

Tyler McBrien is the managing editor of Lawfare. He previously worked as an editor with the Council on Foreign Relations and a Princeton in Africa Fellow with Equal Education in South Africa, and holds an MA in international relations from the University of Chicago.

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