Why Trump’s vow to appeal his D.C. trial date probably won’t work

Donald Trump’s vow to appeal the trial date set by the Washington D.C. judge will likely not be successful. Judges have wide discretion when setting trial dates and it is highly unlikely that the appeals court or Supreme Court would overturn the judge’s scheduling decision. Additionally, without an actual appeal of the trial date being filed, the Normal appellate processes do not apply, and the Trump team would have to file a request for an “extraordinary writ,” which is a very rare occurrence and would only be granted if the Trump team can demonstrate that they would suffer irreparable harm without the review.