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In this handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, stacks of boxes can be observed in a bathroom and shower in The Mar-a-Lago Club’s Lake Room at former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

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This week on Trump’s Trials, guest host Miles Parks and Domenico Montanaro look at how one judge, Aileen Cannon, could be slow-walking the federal classified documents case in Florida. Delays in that case could impact the three other criminal trials Trump is facing — and put legal and political calendars ahead of the 2024 race on a collision course. Plus an update from the Georgia election case and the gag order from the New York civil fraud case.

Our guest is NYU law professor Melissa Murray.

Topics include:
– Judge Aileen Cannon’s background & experience and questions about possible bias
– Why there’ve been delays in the Florida classified documents case
– Consequences if the Florida classified documents case is postponed
– The New York civil fraud gag order being reinstated
– Georgia prosecutors not offering plea deals to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani

Melissa’s takeaway:

Judge Aileen Cannon has very little experience on the bench let alone overseeing a case of this magnitude. She appears to be slow walking key pretrial motions that will very likely lead to a delay to the start of the [classified documents case]. This matters because a delay in this trial could lead to delays in the federal election case and the Georgia election case.

Domenico’s takeaway:

We’re on a collision course because only one case, the New York hush money case, will have started by the time the Republican primary is pretty much over. If the Florida documents case is delayed and subsequently delays the remaining cases we might not see any cases resolved before the general election.

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This episode was produced by Tyler Bartlam and edited by Adam Raney and Steve Drummond. Audio engineering by Kwesi Lee. Our executive producers are Beth Donovan and Sami Yenigun. Eric Marrapodi is NPR’s Vice President of News Programming.

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