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Stalling: A Time-Tested Legal Strategy That Keeps Working for Trump

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The schedule appeared challenging for a presidential candidate facing four criminal trials, but it might work in Donald J. Trump’s favor. The chaotic calendar has allowed him to delay his trials using legal strategies. Trump has already gotten the Supreme Court to postpone his trial in Washington. His cases in Florida and Georgia also have no set trial dates due to his lawyers inundating the courts with motions and complaints. Now, Trump has succeeded in delaying the trial in Manhattan, where he is accused of covering up a sex scandal during his 2016 campaign. The trial has been postponed for at least three weeks due to the recent disclosure of investigative records. Trump’s lawyers requested a 90-day delay, while the Manhattan district attorney proposed a 30-day delay.