(FixThisNation.com) – Fulton County Superior Court judge Scott McAfee has scheduled the trial for one of the 19 defendants in the racketeering case over the attempts of former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia to October 23.
The trial date has been set for lawyer Kenneth Chesebro, one of the defendants is accused of coordinating the fake elector’s plot. Chesebro has pushed for a speedy trial, and according to Georgia’s rules on speedy trials that would mean that the case trial needs to occur within two court terms of the arraignment.
The request was fired on Thursday when following his arraignment the lawyer had requested that the date of his trial be expedited. Fani Willis, the Fulton County District Attorney replied to the request by setting a date for the trial that is four months earlier than the one she had initially suggested for all the defendants in the trial.
Emory University law professor Kay Levine had previously criticized the original timeline for the trial stating that it causes concerns about the trial turning “into a circus atmosphere.”
The District Attorney had wanted a trial for all 19 defendants that was going to start in October, however, McAfee in his ruling noted that so far the date set is only for Chesebro who is going to be arraigned on Sept. 6. Discovery for the case has been scheduled to start on Sept. 20.
Should the judge accept the timeline proposed by Willis then this will be the first of Trump’s cases to be tried.
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