Former President Donald Trump will go to trial in March 4, 2024, on charges alleging he worked to overturn the 2020 presidential election, federal Judge Tanya Chutkan said Monday.
In the hearing earlier Monday, Chutkan rejected trial dates proposed by both the Justice Department and Trump's legal team. Prosecutors had requested that the trial begin in January, 2024, while Trump’s lawyers had asked for a date in April 2026.
The set trial date comes just one day before Super Tuesday, when voters in more than a dozen states, including California and Texas, will go to the polls.
Chutkan also set a robust pre-trial schedule:
- All pre-trial motions, except motions in limine, are due October 9. Any briefings opposing those are due October 23, and any replies would be due November 6.
- Motions to suppress evidence and motions in limine (requests heard in advance of jury selection) are due December 27, opposition briefings are due January 9 and replies are due January 24.
- Prosecutors must provide notice of evidence they intend to offer by December 4.
- Parties must exchange lists of expert witnesses on December 11. Each side must exchange exhibit lists by December 18 and file any objections by January 3, with replies due January 9. Witness lists must by exchanged by February 24.
- Finally, each side must propose jury instructions and voir dire questions by January 15.