Trump's Legal Marathon: Trials, Appeals, and Political Campaign

Donald Trump is campaigning to reclaim the White House in the U.S. election while appealing his felony conviction and navigating three other criminal cases. Key dates include a pending Supreme Court decision, a July sentencing in New York, and the Republican National Convention. Trial dates for his cases remain undetermined.


Reuters | Updated: 06-06-2024 15:31 IST | Created: 06-06-2024 15:31 IST
Trump's Legal Marathon: Trials, Appeals, and Political Campaign
Donald Trump

(Updates with felony conviction, other developments) June 6 (Reuters) -

Donald Trump is campaigning to win back the White House from Democratic President Joe Biden in the U.S. election, while mounting an appeal of his felony conviction and seeking to derail his three other criminal cases. Here are key dates in Trump's legal and political schedule:

SOMETIME IN JUNE The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision before the end of the month on Trump's claim that he can't be prosecuted for actions he took as president. The court, which holds a 6-3 conservative majority, signaled some support for his argument at a hearing in April. Its decision to take up the matter has delayed the federal case that charges Trump with trying to overturn his 2020 election. A trial had been originally scheduled for early March but now might not take place until after the election. If Trump were to win back the White House, he would have the power to end this case, as well as the other case being prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department that charges him with mishandling classified information after he left the White House.

However, he would not have the authority to end a case brought by a Georgia prosecutor that accuses him of trying to overturn his 2020 election loss in that state. JULY 11 Trump will be sentenced in New York after being found guilty of falsifying business documents to cover up a hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election, making him the first former or sitting U.S. president to be convicted of a crime. He faces up to four years in prison, though he is unlikely to be incarcerated. Others found guilty of that crime typically receive shorter sentences, fines or probation. Trump has said he will appeal the verdict.

JULY 15-18 Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where Trump is due to be formally nominated as the party's presidential candidate.

UNDETERMINED Trial dates have not been set for Trump's three pending criminal cases:

The federal election-subversion case is on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court review. * The election subversion case in Georgia is also on hold as a state appeals court considers whether Fulton County Prosecutor Fani Willis should be removed for having a romantic relationship with a lawyer she hired for the case. That appeal is expected to take several months. * The judge overseeing the federal documents case in Florida has indefinitely stayed the trial as she considers legal motions filed by Trump's defense team. She has scheduled pretrial hearings to run through July 22. NOV. 5

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